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Friday, November 11, 2016

More Baby Food Adventures! Minty Peas, Spiced Apples & Green Beans, & Banana Mint Oatmeal!

Here are this week's baby food concoctions!

Cinnamon Applesauce
6 apples + cinnamon = 11 oz
Peeled and cored apples sliced into quarters. I put these in the crock pot on high for 4 hours with no additional moisture. They pureed perfectly and made the house smell delightfully like fall.

Banana Mint Oatmeal
3 bananas + 3 oz milk + 3 Tbsp oatmeal + 2 sprigs mint = 9 oz
I have noticed the greener the bananas the more liquid you may need to add to the blend. Then I had to add oatmeal because I added too much milk at once and it got too runny.

Spiced Apples & Green Beans
4 apples + 10 oz frozen green beans + nutmeg + cinnamon + cloves = 8 oz green beans + 12 oz apple/green bean mix
Peeled and cored apples sliced into quarters. I used frozen green beans. I cooked these all together in the crock pot for about 2.5 hours on high. Then I separated out all of the apples with some of the green beans for one batch, then did the remaining green beans separately. The green bean/apple mix didn't need any additional liquid, but I did use the remaining liquid from the bottom of the crock pot in with just the green beans.

Minty Peas
10 oz peas + 3 oz milk + 2 sprigs mint = 12 oz
Cooked the frozen peas in boiling water for 10 minutes, drained liquid.

total $12.57 for 52 ounces = $.24 per ounce
(not counting oatmeal, mint, or spices)

So this week's average was a little higher than usual, but still under my $.25 per ounce goal. Plus this was all organic, whereas in past weeks I bought a mixture of organic and regular, so that could explain the cost difference.

Hope this was helpful!