Oh, God is good to us, and so we thank our God,
for giving us the things we need,
the sun and the rain and the apple seed,
oh, God is good to us!
And every seed we sow, will grow into a tree,
then there will be apples there,
for everyone in the world to share,
oh, God is good to us, us!
Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen!
Johnny Appleseed, amen!
-Traditional American (taken from 'This is the Way We Wash-a-Day' by Mary Thienes-Schunemann)
On any given day you'll hear someone in our house singing this song. We love apples. We can never seem to keep enough on hand. Especially in September (K's birthday month) apples are everywhere, not only to eat but also as decorations. I tend to 'theme' the girl's birthdays around the season they were born in and since K's birthday is smack dab in the middle of the apple season there's always apples everywhere.
Monday, as you know, is our baking day. Last Monday we decided to get out one of our favorite cookbooks - 'The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book' and make some apple crisp. One of the many great things about that cook book is that everything is sugar-free. We fell off the sugar-free wagon a while ago and I am trying to get us back on track. Every recipe throughout the book is delicious so it really helps us out.
We had a lot of fun:
Very simple ingredients (not pictured are the oats)
Lots of fun preparing the apples...
and eating the peels (yeah, I know! It kind of shocked me too!)
Baked (with a little too much crisp. We will cut back on that part of the recipe next time!)
It was enjoyed by everyone!
Finally a baked good C could partake in as well!
Now off to decide what we will bake for today! Happy Monday everyone!