Tuesday, March 5, 2013

making baby food: fruit

Remember when this was a cooking blog?

I had all these yummy recipes I was making and taking pictures of and talking about.

Well, in the words of Sweet Brown, "Ain't nobody got time for that." {Please watch Sweet Brown's video-you must. You must.}.

Now that Lucy is here, dinner time is crazy...Between cooking, and checking on baby, and "Hi, honey how was your day?" with my husband, and trying to eat, while trying to convince someone that she can wait 30 more minutes to go to bed so we don't wake up at 5 in the morning, there is no time for leisurely cooking and taking pictures, and maybe not even blogging about it.

But we'll get there my friends, one day again.

In the meantime, I can show you an easy-peasy recipe for pureed baby fruit. This would be good for apples or pears.

Step 1: Cut apple into cubes of even size.

Step 2: Put apples into a saucepan with about 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil, cover pan, then reduce to simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until apples are fork tender. Take off heat and leave pan covered for 5 minutes to cool apples. (If you leave the cover on the pot, the water is less likely to evaporate so you can use it for pureeing.)

Step 3: Using a food processor, puree apples with some of cooking water until you get to desired consistency. 

I then store the applesauce in these super cute Baby Magic Bullet containers or put in ice cube trays to freeze and store in Ziploc bags. I've found that 1 apple makes 2-2oz. containers of baby food.

Happy baby food making!