Apple-palooza

Being that time of year again, apple are ripening up and ready to eat. I love apple season there are so many wonderful things you can do with them. Apples pies, apple sauce, apple crumble, apple juice, dried apples and then there are the crafts you can do with them.

So we had some apple fun. We made apple prints and did an art project in conjunction with reading Dr Seuss Ten Apples Up On Top.
They had a ton of fun making apple prints for a few minutes. At least long enough for Damian to complete his project. This one was make a self portrait, using a paper plate and other materials. The take a strip of paper and make your apple stack with how ever many letter are in the child’s name. Though once this was done, using the apples were done and full hand painting was the next order of business
Our next apple project was for Damian to make apple sauce, form the apples he picked out at the grocery store. Making apple sauce is super easy.
Apple Sauce
5 medium apples ( I like using sweeter apples)
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon
Take your apples and peel them, core them then dice into smaller cube sized pieces. Place them in a medium to large pot and fill the pot so that it just covers the apples. Add the cinnamon and brown sugar. Place on the stove at a medium to high heat. bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer for about 30- 45 minutes or till the apples are tender and mushy. Do check to make sure it’s not going dry. Once they are ready drain the water. ( I save the apple water it makes a yummy cider) and mash them up using a potato masher or blender, let it cool down and enjoy.
We are going to make some baked apple and apple crisp is always a crowd pleaser! Have fun enjoy the mess, it only lasts for a short period of time.
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