My husband got hit with a bad infection on Thursday night/Friday morning that will require a BRAT diet for the week. Most of you with kids are familiar with this acronym...Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. It is the recommended diet when you have tummy troubles. So, it is time to get creative. My husband saw the acronym and immediately thought Brat as in Bratwurst and thought, wow, I can have a brat? Uh, no, you cannot have a Brat.
Homemade applesauce is simple. Quarter the apples, remove the core, cook in a large pot with about a cup of water and put the mixture through a food mill. The resulting product will be slightly pink (from the skin) and delicious. It can be frozen for future use. If you don't have a food mill, you can peel the apples and then process them in a food processor. I like using the food mill, it reminds me of my grandmother making applesauce...the novelty of pink applesauce has never gone away and my kids love it.