Applesauce Jell-o

My mom made this, minus the apple chunks, when we were sick or as a special treat. The applesauce adds a great texture, kids love it, and if they don't like fruit, they'll still usually eat this! In fact, without the chunks or the cinnamon, it's a great treat for toddlers. I make it with cinnamon applesauce and the apple chunks as a side for holiday meals. (Hey, there are so many Mormons, we had to have a jell-o recipe.) Continue reading

ketchup princess' Weight-Gain Banana "Smoothie"

In case any of you ever need it, or care, this is the concoction I figured out to get her to take a little formula. If she drinks the whole amount in two days, she's getting the eqivalent of one 8-oz. bottle of formula a day. The effects of 1 1/2 strength formula are balanced out by the effects of consuming bananas and molasses. Remember to wash your bananas before peeling, all kinds of things live on them. I think this is absolutely gross, but then, I'm not a baby. She likes it so much, I'll probably keep giving them to her till she's two, just switch to toddler formula, if she still needs extra nutrition. Makes about 4 6-oz. sippy-cups full (about 3 cups). Continue reading