Sunday, February 22, 2009

Green Beans & Apricots

So this past week Drew has tried Green Beans & Apricots. First, the green beans. I was a little worried about the green beans because for the life of me I could not get them to "puree". The texture is hard to explain, not really chunky, but definitely not blended. Drew is not a fan of them either. Not sure if this is because of the taste or the texture. If I blend them with sweet potatoes he likes them a little better. I opted for the easy way out to make green beans. I bought a frozen steam bag (no salt added) and just popped in the microwave for a few minutes. Than, I blended them up in my food processor and added a little breast milk to help "puree" them a little better. I don't think it helped so I might skip this next time. I froze the left overs, they should be good for up to 3 months.
Now for the apricots. I bought a package of dried Turkish apricots from the produce section of my grocery store. I put them in a pot with a about a cup of water and brought them to a boil. I than boiled them for 10 minutes until they were tender. I blended them in my food processor, adding the left over water that they were blended in to help puree them. The apricots also have a strange texture. They never quit "pureed" but they did better than the green beans. They are very thick and sticky. I did freeze them, but they never got rock hard. They should be good in the freezer for up to three months. Again, Drew was not a huge fan of these, probably because of the texture. He likes them better when I mix it with his oatmeal.


  1. I think the reason the apricots didnt puree all the way is because they have so much sugar in them (kinda like how lemonaid never goes hard.) I know I have noticed Prunes do the same thing. As for the green beans- a little bit of the problem is that they have weird fibers and strings in them and the only way to get them completely pureed is to strain them with a mesh thing. I think Drew will come around after he has had them a little bit more! Kids are funny with what they like and dont like! My little girl just turned one a few weeks ago. I would love to write a guest post some day! Just tell me what and when!

  2. I didn't realize that sugar kept things from freezing all the way, strange. Email me at and I'll add you to the blog. You can write what ever, when ever you want!