I took six Red Delicious apples.
sliced and cored them:
and peeled them and put them in a stock pot:
is there a better way to peel them besides cutting off the skin with a knife? pretty sure I lost about 1/4 of the apples. and, can I keep them from browning? is lime juice the only option? :-/
I covered them with water and cooked them on med-high for about 20-25 minutes, or until soft.
put them in the food processor and PUREED them:
I added a few spoons full of the apple water for nutrients and to help liquefy the apples.
Spooned into the little containers!
Tasted like Mott's! Minus the sugar, of course. Which is good, in Coco's case.
So. I just knew Cohen would love apples! Who doesn't? They tasted naturally sweet.
Excited for whatever's in that bowl...
my little ham :) (He was flirting with the photographer, Miss Ashley!)
Wait a minute...
Not. a. fan.
siiiggghhhhh.... I suppose we'll try again in a day or two. I'm thinking it was a texture thing. There was still a little crunch, even though it was pureed. I really thought apples would be a hit!?! The poor baby, he would eagerly take a bite each time (I guess he kept forgetting what was in that bowl..) and then he would thrust it out with his tongue, gag a little and do a full body shudder. Each time. I felt sorry for the boy. :( Anybody else have these issues with apples?
Coming soon: Creamy Pear!
And guess who came to see us today??
We just Love Lea! She's the YWAM missionary I told you guys about a few days ago. She's moving in a month or so to live full time in Australia for mission work. She was on her way to pick up a friend at the airport and she stopped and graced us with her presence!
Then, after noon (also when I gave Coco the apples) our friend Ashley and Sallie and Maggie came over to swim! Our first time in the new pool and we loved it! It has a 6 inch area for Cohen to play in! So excited about our new pool, right behind our building! Oh, and Maggie kept kissing Cohen!! it was SO cute!
Cohen's uncle Josh is coming over to watch him while we go to our community group time. Coco loves his uncle Josh, I know they'll have fun!