Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This weekend the girls took a cooking class with their BFF and made homemade applesauce. It was loads of fun and they got to use some new gadgets that they thought were just the cat's meow. (So did I, actually.) Decorating their chef's hats was a great way to start off the class: I liked the setup, and the teacher was really good with kids: Everyone was enamored with the apple peeling machine: And that chopping thing! Wonder if Santa can fit these two gizmos in my stocking? The applesauce got a thumbs-up from all the pint-sized chefs and even some happy hands from our girls (wish I'd gotten a video of that—next time!). Ro even licked her plate: Good times and good friends: Afterwards, we meandered around the downtown and got suckered into buying a whole bunch of books from the local children's bookstore. They were all about the body, which is the girls' newest passion. The more blood, guts, and biology the better. ~~~~~~~~~ Here's the recipe, which was pretty kid friendly, if anyone needs it: Applesauce Ingredients: 4 apples — peeled, cored, and chopped 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Directions: 1. In a saucepan, combine the ingredients. 2. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until apples are soft. 3. Let cool and then mix with a hand blender or mash with fork or potato masher.