I have two amazing little helpers. We went to a park this morning to play with some friends (hi guys!), and then after lunch we got rolling.
They peeled & cored (crank crank crank), taking turns and cheering each other on.
They smushed (crank crank crank) with the food mill - it can't be too chunky, they said.
They stamped and splattered as the apples simmered, and simmered.
The house filled with an amazing aroma. They added cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup.
We didn't make too much today (5 qts) - just enough for them to do most of it and have a great time without it being *too much*. They had a blast.
I might make more. Definitely not as much as this marathon applesauce goddess, though!