So after yesterday's comments and post, I had an idea. I just happened to have some chili simmering in the slow cooker. I also had a can of beets that had been gracing my pantry shelves for way too long.
Exhibit A: Plain Ole' Kroger Canned Beets:
Exhibit B: Said Beets After Being Pureed (Can Anyone Say, "Magenta?")
Exhibit C: Chili Pre-Puree
Exhibit D: Chili Post-Puree and a Good Stir (Not Much Difference, N'est Pas?)
Result: The unsuspecting Sweet Pea and my husband ate it up! I have to admit, in something as flavorful as chili, there was virtually no taste difference. But it was fun to experiment.
The only thing is, I wonder if I would stick with this puree business consistently. I had a major revelation doing this...it is just like making baby food for the younger Sweet Pea...which while I enjoy doing this when I have time, I am not too sad about beginning finger food and leaving the puree stage behind me.
We will see...