She loves my homemade applesauce. I make it almost every morning to go with our breakfast (gotta get in those fruits). She's always enjoyed eating whatever food I put in front of her. We have our routine:
First, we go wash our hands at the bathroom sink. I have to act fast as once she has soap on her hands it's straight into the mouth - uck. Once she's all clean, we head back to the kitchen and I plunk her in her highchair. Then, I put on her bib (all the while her hot food is cooling down in the freezer) and grab her basket full of cutlery. I say, "pick a spoon/fork" (depending on the meal) and she very thoughtfully holds her hand out and ... chooses ... a ... spoon ... ... not that one ... ... maybe ... this one. After standing there holding the basket for way too long, I count, "1 - 2 - 3" at which point she grabs a handful and I put the basket away. I bring out the food and she quickly narrows her cutlery choice down to two (one for each hand) and the others go on the floor. Then, I grab my food and we sit and enjoy :)
She eats pretty well and gets a good amount of food on her spoon/fork. If it's applesauce, she manages to turn her spoon into a shovel. She gets a huge mound on her spoon and opens her mouth three times wider than normal -- and downs it all.
Oh dear, look at the time. Gotta go to the bank... I can't wait to get my internet back at home!