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Peeling potatoes IS NOT a punishment

I’m sure we’re all familiar with that old image of military men and a gigantic pile of potatoes that need peeling.

Things are never that dreary in my kitchen and my son gets excited about peeling potatoes when I pull out the apple peeler.  I am in charge of jamming the potato onto the spokes and taking it off so he does not cut his hand on the blade.  However, the job of cranking the handle and managing the long snake like peels is all his and he loves it.
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This works great for homemade mashed potatoes and is also a huge hit with apples in the Fall for pie.  He loves to be in the kitchen with me.  I’d make him an apron if I didn’t think my husband would object to him wearing one.

I definitely recommend investing in a peeler/corer/slicer.  This is one gadget in my kitchen that does not collect dust.
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picture from Amazon

Andrea

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Getting Crafty With PB&J

Lately we have been eating a lot of quick and easy dinners.  Not because I don’t want to cook, but because I don’t want to cook when it is just my son and I since he never wants to eat what’s for dinner.

So tonight he asked for peanut butter and jelly and I decided to do a little something to make it seem a little less lame.  I’m sure it was all for myself, to ease the guilt I feel for not cooking dinner for him.  He loved it anyway.

I used this double dinosaur sandwich cutter I picked up at Bed Bath & Beyond a couple months ago ($2.99).  Very fitting since this week is dino week at preschool.

 

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He gobbled his sandwich up too quickly to get a picture of him with his PB&J dinos, but trust me, he got a kick out of this idea.
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Andrea

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