Christmas is almost here and the hustle and bustle is reaching a crescendo. Getting ready for Christmas this year is far more challenging, but far more fun as well. We finally put up our tree this weekend, and enjoyed watching our daughter, who is now nine months old, explore this strange new thing in our living room. Lights, ornaments and fake pine needles all have one thing in common. They are all removeable with varying degrees of effort, and my daughter has decided that shiny, jingling balls and bright colourful lights are worth the effort. She spends a great deal of time poking, pulling, rolling, throwing, and yes, trying to eat out holiday decorations, so I decided to give her a more ballanced and appetizing taste of Christmas.
APPLE SPICE PORRIDGE
3 Tablespoons rice or wheat cereal
2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
2 Tablespoons organic plain yogurt
2 Tablespoons hot water
Mix together cereal and hot water, add aplesauce and yogut, then stir in cinnamon and serve.
You could also use oatmeal cereal, but it gives a different texture, and my daughter tends to favour the smoother cereals, which is why I used rice and wheat. Also, homemade applesauce (which is what I used) tends to be a bit more watery, so if you're using store bought, you may have to add more water.
My daughter's feet went wild when I gave her this treat, which usually indicates a 10 on the love-o-meter, and it smelled like a heavenly slice of hot cinnamon toast.