Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Girl's Apple Sauce

The other night after bath time Flower Girl proclaimed she wanted to make some applesauce.
What's a Mom to say? I was busy cleaning up so I said "go for it, but your on your own".
I think she did summon her Dad to cut up a few apples but other than that she did the rest. Last year was the first time she'd ever made it. She came home with the idea from school. I really could not remember what she used for ingredients previously so I kept to myself.

She washed
She peeled
She cored
She chopped
"10 apples"
Put the apples in a crock pot and said to me:
"Mom, Take Note... I used the one slash four cup of honey
& a small spoon of cinnamon"
Slow cooked overnight and once again another tasty treat by Flower Girl!

13 comments:

citygirl said...

Now that is an industrious child. Sounds good...& love the "mom, take note" bit...that's awesome!

Stone Bridge Farm said...

one slash four...I love it!

Sonya said...

Heartwarming to see a young cook blooming! My daughter was the same way and she is learning more and more (age 16 now). I'm sure those apples were extra special.

Debbie said...

I love that you are a "yes Mom". A lot of Moms will not let their kids do fun stuff like that because they will make a mess or they don't want to risk wasting food. Bravo to both of you!

Angie said...

Great job! I love this time of year because it means apples. Thanks for coming by my blog. I hope you'll come back often. :-)

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

What fun! And I bet she made an absolutely wonderful apple sauce. "Take note mom" - that made me laugh!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

would love to try some of Flower Girls applesauce, I bet it was delicious.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

"one slash four"...SO cute! I love that she's so interested in making her own food - that gal's going to have some serious cooking ability by the time she's an adult!

coastrat said...

This is a great post, Kim! How wonderful Flower Girl has this ambition and interest in traditions like this. I stopped at a neighbor's small orchard yesterday and bought about 30 lbs of apples; we love apple sauce here, too!

MangoChild said...

Flower Girl sounds like a thoughtful and active one. It made me smile to read about the applesauce making, and how involved in it she was. For me, thinking up something to eat, making it, and then seeing it come onto the table (or other area) was the ultimate satisfaction as a child.
And I agree with Debbie - being a "yes-Mom" is a special quality. One I'm sure any child would value.

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

That's great! Good job flowergirl!

warren said...

Nice! Great of you to let her "explore" too!

June said...

Nothing like having a daughter in the kitchen! The sweetness is not just the smell coming from the Crockpot, is it?