I thought Gwennan might actually pop this morning. Her little belly was pooching over her diaper, stuffed with mango. When she gets really full, she arches her back and stretches as tall as she can to make room, her mouth still open like a baby bird insisting on more.
Today is a baby food making day. I need to get back in the swing of things after being gone, and one of the first areas to address is the fridge. This morning I pureed mango, and this afternoon (after I run to the store), I'm making applesauce.
I must have started making applesauce before I started blogging. I can't believe it didn't make it on here sooner. So, here's the scoop:
1. Peel, core and dice up to 2.5 lb. of apples at a time. You need to use sweet apples; this is not the occasion of Granny Smiths.
2. Put in crock pot. Add 1/2 - 1 c of water. You can also add 1/2 c of sugar and 1-2 cinnamon sticks. I make it plain to feed Baby G.
3. Turn on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6 hours.
The apples will become soft. If you leave them in too long, they will also change to a darker color.
4. To turn into sauce, I run the cooked apples through my food grinder. If you don't have a grinder, just use a blender or large food processor. Use the water from the crock pot to thin as desired.
This makes amazing applesauce. The first batch I made lasted maybe 3 days. Enjoy!!!