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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pork chopsh and apple shaush

If you were a big Brady Bunch fan like I was as a kid, you might read this blog title with a grin, picturing Peter Brady in his detective costume talking about pork chops and apple sauce and the funny way he used to say it.....

Pork chopsh and apple shaush, see??

Well, in our house pork chops and apple sauce go together, as Forrest Gump might say, like peas and carrots. So, when I decided we were going to have some chops for dinner, I asked Aria if she would make the apple sauce to go with it. 

We used to keep it in the house, but it never got eaten up before it got moldy in the jar. Now we make enough to eat with a meal. It tastes so much better anyway and only takes a few minutes to do!

Recipe for Cinnamon Apple Sauce:

First you peel your apples. We like Granny Smith for most cooking recipes, but any apple will do fine. We usually only use 2 apples at a time which makes just enough sauce for our little family of four.

Next, chop up the apples into nice big cubes and cut out the core and seeds.

We place the pieces in a tall, sturdy glass and add a tablespoon or 2 of water, then cover with plastic wrap and heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Once it's finished cooking, we CAREFULLY remove the plastic wrap (steam burns are the worst!) and then puree it with a hand blintzer, or food processor of some kind. Aria usually adds a little cinnamon  and then into the fridge it goes to chill until dinner is ready!

The end product is sooo good, 
you'll never want jarred apple sauce again!

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