Thursday, September 10, 2009

Kids in the Kitchen, apples, apples, and more apples

We read the book Apple Farmer Annie, and the kids immediately siezed on the idea of making every apple recipe in the book. So, we did, not quite, but pretty close.

First we made applesauce.

Here's the recipe:

5 granny smith apples peeled, and sliced fairly thin.
1/2 C water
1/4 C sugar
1/2 t cinnamon

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First we peeled, sliced, cored, and generally made a mess with the apples. While we did this we talked about how we don't want the peel because it makes for bad applesauce, this amused the kids to no end.

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Then they got to break the apples into little pieces. You need a knight's helmet to do this properly. Oh, and really she does have clothes, it's just if it gets wet or dirty she strips as soon as you blink your eye.

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Now add in the everything else and let it simmer on the stove for about 10 minutes or so, just until the apples are good and mushy. Then stick your apple mush in a blender or something else similar and you have applesauce.

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Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy! This makes a fair amount, so it's good for a couple of snacks.

Coming soon: Apple cake, the next recipe we made. Hey, if I did all of the apple recipes in one post this would be a REALLY long post.
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