No one really needs a $500+ blender. I thought about putting a “but” in that first sentence but after a quick gut-check I opted for a full stop. Because it’s true. “My blender’s output isn’t measured in horsepower,” is the epitome of a “first-world problem.” A VitaMix is, however, a really, really nice-to-have.
Danielle and I decided before Mary Stewart was born that we would make all of our childrens’ baby food at home from fresh, organic ingredients. This is really a lot easier and less time consuming than it sounds… especially with a VitaMix. Having the right tools for the job always makes the work go more quickly and smoothly. In this pursuit, having a VitaMix made our weekly baby food prep sessions not only quick and easy but fun, too.
Charlie, our second of two, is now eating table food so, for now, the baby food factory is closed. One food, however, that we still make on a regular basis, even for the adults, is applesauce. If you have never had homemade applesauce, you have never had applesauce! It could not be any easier to make, it BLOWS AWAY the store-bought kind, and you feel good knowing everything that’s in it.
Now that autumn is here, apples are abundant, cheap (even organic ones), and more often than not, local. Recently, a friend of ours brought us back a bushel of apples from a local orchard that she visited. While our heads are spinning thinking of all the ways to use the apples, one thing we know for sure is that we want an ample supply of apple sauce….