lily calls chefs “cookers”. actually, without saying her R’s still, it sounds more like “cookulls”, which is still pretty cute.
lily loves to cook.
me… not so much. i am getting better at it, but with my lack of skills, i definitely don’t love having kids in the kitchen with me, making an already difficult task more so.
a much wiser woman noticed lu’s love for cooking and i complained about how i don’t enjoy teaching her to cook. she said, “you know, if you teach her now, she’ll be able to cook for you soon.”
lily made apple pies with some family friends a couple months ago and mentioned how much she loved the apple peeler/corer/slicer they used. and she went on. and on. and on about it.
gracie had the genius idea to gift one to lily for christmas, so i went to twitter for help. twitter is the new google. you have a question, ask twitter!
i mentioned the apple peeler/corer/slicer i was looking at from pampered chef, but was looking for a more inexpensive option. i think they retail for about $32 – better than i was expecting.
the responses were nearly unanimous – everyone loved the pampered chef version! some mentioned buying knock-off models and how they rusted and broke. other mentioned the ease of washing the pc one, and how sturdy it was.
i got a tweet from pampered chef and they offered to send lily one, just in time for christmas – score!
*side note: i think i’ll tweet “i’m looking at getting a range rover, or something comparable. any suggestions on what i should get?” maybe range rover will tweet me back saying they’ll send me one! or not.
lily was so excited with her gift, we used it within a couple hours of her opening it.
sean clamped the thing (much faster to say “thing” than apple peeler/corer/slicer) to a chopping block and tried to get it to work.
how many men does it take to figure out how to use an apple peeler/corer/slicer? apparently 3 (silas included). at least my dad is reading the directions!
“maybe if you pull down on this and i do this…”
then lily steps in and says, “you just do it like this”. guys: “oh”.
and within about 30 seconds…
we have a fully peeled, cored, and sliced apple.
and lots of apple snakes!
i’d love to say i then took my daughter under my wing and taught her to make an apple pie from scratch, but i didn’t. that apple was gone so quickly by all the grabby hands around.
even the apple snakes were eaten!
but next fall when silas is in kindergarten, he will read “how to make an apple pie and see the world”, as all my kids do in kindergarten, and instead of me making a pie with him i’ll have lily teach him. because by then she’ll be making all our meals, right?
*pampered chef did send me the “thing” for free, but all the opinions expressed here are mine, all mine! thanks pampered chef!*