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There used to be apple crisp in that bowl!

There used to be apple crisp in that bowl!

My 4 1/2year old has suddenly decided that he likes Apple Crisp.  Not only does he like it, he “loves” it!  He can be so funny.  Sometimes it takes a little bit of coaxing to try new things but once he does he usually finds that he likes things.  With the apple crisp he wasn’t too sure about it because it has nuts in it (that gives anything a bad vote in his book) but as soon as he tried it he declared I was “a good cooker.”  I’ll take that!

As a mom, I always want my children to like the food I make, especially the healthy stuff, and I want them to eat it up so I don’t have to put away leftovers or throw any food away.  I tend to be a stickler about them cleaning up their plate or no dessert and all that.  Well, the last time I made Apple Crisp I was wishing I didn’t always encourage the kids to eat quite like that.  My oldest ate his meal so he was allowed to have dessert, apple crisp.  He ate his ration of crisp and asked for some more.  Okay, we gave him some more.  He gobbled that up and asked for even more!  Yikes!  Between him and my husband I had to make sure I jumped in there and got mine before they ate it all!  I think from now on I’m going to have to start doubling if not tripling the recipe!

Pulling an apple crisp, or an apple pie for that matter, out of the oven around here is like hitting the button on a Slimline Light Switch to turn out a light.  Pull it out of the oven and it’s gone in the blink of an eye, before it even has time to cool!  I could probably install an EagleEye Motion Sensor, and it wouldn’t even have time to sound an alarm before the food was all gone.

I’m interested to see how pumpkin pie is going to go.  My oldest son went to Swamp Fox Farm recently on a preschool field trip and picked out a pumpkin.  When I asked him what he wanted to do with his pumpkin he declared right away that he wants pumpkin pie.  (I’m really glad he said that over cutting it up for a jack 0 lantern.  It’s much more practical.)

Thus far we have managed to cut up the pumpkin (not an easy task!), roast the seeds, boil the pumpkin and stick it in the blender.  I haven’t actually gotten around to making the pie.  In fact, I finally put the pumpkin mush in the freezer until I can get around to it.  I like pumpkin pie, I just haven’t been in the mood to make it yet.  We’ll have to see if the pie will disappear as fast as the apple crisp.  I have a feeling it’ll be gone pretty quickly as well.  Maybe not quite as fast, but it probably won’t be sticking around to get old!

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