Friday, September 28, 2012

Kid tested.... teacher approved

I love my job.  I love the outlook on life that kids have.  They are so innocent.  They say the cutest things.  I love incorporating cooking into the classroom.  One year, we read "The Enormous Turnip."  I decided to make mashed turnips in the classroom.  As a little kid, I would have NEVER tried this.  But, if my teacher made it, I may have! Well, that is exactly what happened with my class.  They LOVED the fact that we made something in class.  They ate every last bite.  I had parents e-mailing me afterwards, asking me for the 'delicious turnip recipe' that we made.  It was nothing special, but it was made at school... with their teacher!  It was so great introducing them to something that they would have otherwise never tried.  Well, this past week was Johnny Appleseed's birthday (September 26th to be exact).  We did some apple tasting on Tuesday.  It was hilarious watching their sour faces when they bit into the green apple.  I thought it would be fun to make homemade applesauce in the classroom.  The kids are so excited.  We are also having a pajama party all day because we have earned all of our compliments.  Pajama party and homemade applesauce... at school.... this is definitely a recipe for a great day!

This recipe was kid tested and approved by 17 six year olds, and one extremely happy teacher.

6 apples, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup water


1. Peel all of the apples. (I did this step at home)

2. Chop all of the apples into 1 inch cubes.  (I also did this at home)

3. Add the apples to the crock-pot.

4. Add the cinnamon to the crock-pot.

5. Add the sugar to the crock-pot.

6. Mix well.  (The kids helped me out with this!)

7. Heat on high for 2-3 hours.  Remove the cover and mash the apples with a wooden spoon.

8. Let the applesauce cool, and serve! I served it in these little cups.  This recipe was definitely kid approved! 
Until next time...

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