The most awesome purchase I made last week was an apple corer/peeler/slicer! Wow, wow, wow! Making applesauce was a breeze this year! I brought small groups of children over to pick out an apple - red, green, or yellow. I stuck it on the apple corer and within SECONDS the apple was ready to be put into the crock pot! AMAZING!!
Look at the pile of apple peeling!
After we cut the apples, we added the water, the cinnamon, and the sugar. The children who wanted to participate took turns stirring. Then I plugged in the crock pot and let the apples cook for 2 hours. It made our classroom smell delicious!
When the children were in music class, I put the apple mixture into a blender and spooned into small paper cups. When they returned, they taste tested the applesauce. All but 3 loved it! It was cute to hear comments such as "This tastes like real applesauce!"
The cute little kid on the recipe card is from http://frompond.blogspot.com!
Peace and blessings,