Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chop Chop Apples

Chopping apples.

We received our Spring 2011 copy of Chop Chop magazine recently. With it came a card to renew our membership (has is really been a year?) and an extra box to include a free copy for an underprivileged child. For only a $1 they will give a free copy to a child in need and for $35 they will donate to an entire classroom. This is the last edition in our subscription so we will need to renew soon and I know I can include at least $1 for a child in need. For those of you who have not had a chance to look at a copy of this wonderful magazine we are going to share a few of our favorite recipes in hope of enticing you to become subscribers as well. And remember, Chop Chop is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization with a mission of educating children about nutrition and teaching them to cook. Can you tell we love their goal?

A recipe from the very first volume they put out continues to be a favorite. Audrey is in school in the afternoons now and I have taken this opportunity to go back to work for a few hours a day. Audrey's dad and I run a small business so I have flexibility. I put Maurene in a portable crib in an empty office for her afternoon nap. Every day when she wakes up she asks for granola bars. This is on the short ride from the office to Audrey's school. I have learned to bring one of our Apple-icious Oat Bars to keep her satisfied. We have worked the recipe a bit from the first time to have not so many apples and we really press it well so it is not so crumbly. The taste is superb.

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