Apples to Experience

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With the change in temperature and seasons, our family is feeling a bit under the weather.  We’ve decided to take it easy for a couple of days to rest and regroup.  Since we are homebound, my initial post idea has altered to…..apples! This past weekend we gathered pumpkins + apples, and now with some time at home, Bliss and I decided to make the most of our bounty and cook up some homemade applesauce and a fun new list of vocabulary words that are apple-centric.

First, Bliss counted all of the apples we decided to use in our recipe. Then she washed and dried each apple.

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Next, she helped peel each apple, and once they were cored and sliced, she added them to the dutch oven.  She took a quick break and enjoyed a bite or two.  Next, she poured water and brown sugar over the apples. Then finally, she squeezed a lemon over the whole batch.

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Once everything was assembled, Bliss stirred her apples, prepping them for the stovetop.  They cooked over medium heat for about 40 minutes, until they were nice and stewed.

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Wala…..applesauce!! Chunky, yummy and all fall! Bliss is thrilled.

Also, in celebration of apples this week, we watched and listened to “The Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle via YouTube. Bliss’s dad came home and talked with her about apple seeds and how an apple tree grows.  All in all, it was a sweet day! Check out our quick vocabulary list of apple-centric words below, a couple of other fun apple related resources, and the yummy applesauce recipe, courtesy of Ree Drummond via her blog, The Pioneer Woman.

Until next time, have a great fall, and we’ll keep cooking up new ways to grow Bliss’s vocabulary.

Apple-centric Vocabulary ListApple, Seed, Core, Red, Spotted, Counted, Washed, Dried, Peel, Cored, Sliced, Added, Enjoyed, Poured, Squeezed, Assembled, Stirred, Prepping, Cooked, Delicious

ABC Food App: Check out the itunes listing here!

Apple Themed Literacy Activity: Check it out here!

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