The downside of being married to a dentist is that everyone wants to have their teeth cleaned on Saturday mornings, so my husband works two Saturdays a month.While cleaning the kitchen this morning, I noticed several apples that were on the verge of rotting (kind of like the teeth my husband works on.) Well, when life gives you apples, why not make applesauce? So that’s what I did! Instead of looking up a recipe online, I decided to experiment.
I peeled and chopped all the apples, which took quite some time. Then I loaded the apple slices into a Corningware container, added 1/2 cup of water, and microwaved them for about four minutes to soften the apples.
Then I grabbed my KitchenAid mixer and attached the food grinder attachment. Growing up, we mixed everything by hand, and I always considered stand-up mixers to be a cop out. My aunt bought me a KitchenAid as a wedding gift, and I was instantly hooked. It’s like a power tool for the kitchen.
Within three minutes, I had a delicious bowl of applesauce, to which I added 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Bon appetit!
For those who don’t have a stand-up mixer, be sure to sufficiently soften your apples in the microwave, and then use a potato masher to reach the desired consistency.
Now I just need some pork chops to go with my applesauce! (Any Brady Bunch fans out there?)