apple peeling

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apples

(we left some skin on because I like the texture)

cooked

(our new GIR spoon, we love their products so much!)

finished applesauce

We’ve been doing a unit on apples this week, and it’s by far my favorite set of lessons so far. I mean, a lesson dedicated to a food, yes please. A lesson dedicated to my very favorite food in the middle of fall…HECK yes.

And I can’t believe we’ve never done it before, but we made our own applesauce as part of our lessons. I remember doing this with my mom when I was younger (actually AT preschool because I went to the preschool where my mom taught), and loving it. I don’t remember it being this easy, but that’s probably because I was four and it wasn’t that easy. Peeling and cutting those apples is a lot more fun with this nifty apple tool we have, but even without it…it’s pretty basic.

  1. 1. Peel, core, and cut apples
  2. 2. Place in a pot with 1/4 cup of water/ apple (we had four apples, so 1 cup of water)
  3. 3. Add as much cinnamon as you want
  4. 4. Cook on medium low until the apples are soft.
  5. 5. Mash with a fork or potato masher

Goooooodness, this homeschooling thing is gold, you guys. I mean. I know we have a long way to go (even just this year), but so far it’s just been so easy and so much fun, I really cannot believe it. This curriculum we’re doing (see more here!) is so hands on, something that I know would make my mama proud, and something that my girl (and Jesse) and I love doing together. Things that all make me so happy.

(I know I promised you hand pies, but we just didn’t get it done this week! Stay tuned, we still have designs for them in the next couple of days!)

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