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***I'm not much for cooking gadgets. I believe that a good knife can do pretty much anything, except perhaps flip pancakes. Not that I haven't tried.
However, I amend this opinion when it comes to the apple slicer-corer.
Look at that thing of beauty.
I avoided buying one of these for awhile because they cost a whole TWELVE dollars and I was feeding a whole colony of moths in my wallet. Also, I have this thing about knives being the only tool you need in a kitchen. Did I mention that?
I know that good mothers don't let the annoying tedium of washing apples, peeling the stickers off of apples, cutting up apples into wedges, then finally cutting out the seeds out of the wedges prevent them from offering their beloved children a healthy snack.
Good mothers don't look at the bowl of apples bought precisely for healthy snacking needs and give their children Goldfish crackers or fruit snacks instead.
I would never be so lazy.
Except that I totally am.
So, this wonderful kitchen gadget has been my redemption. Here's a bonus. It kinda looks like a hat.
Imagine! Kids could dress fruits and vegetables to create characters. They could play with these characters! Maybe call it Mr. Applehead or something.
Tell me this idea will make my fortune.
With my super-duper gadget, I can slice enough apples for an army, which I did this morning. I say army, but what I meant was Owen's Preschool Class. They battle vigilantly against hunger and Swiper.
That damn sneaky fox.
This is what success looks like:
Since I'm supposed to be sharing a grilling recipe here today, here's a recipe for grilled apples.
Note that you don't even need to slice them, in the event you have yet to achieve Apple Slicer Nirvana.
This is a healthful dessert that is a win for kids and adults.
Grilled Apples4 baking apples
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. sugar
aluminum foil sheets Preheat grill. Wash, dry and core apples. In small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Place each apple on center of aluminum foil sheet; spoon t tablespoon cinnamon/sugar mixture into core, and wrap apple in foil. Place foil-wrapped apples in small foil pie tins on the grill, and cook until apples are tender. Unwrap, discard foil and serve.
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