Tuesday, August 18, 2015

how to make an apple pie and see the world

Making an apple pie is as easy as, well, pie ^_^ IF you have the ingredients on hand... or if the market is open. But if your grocers have taken the day off for some fishing, you are in for a bit of a challenge! In this case it's more of an adventure, but oh! what an adventure.

Have a little imagination and a bit of time to spare? The rewards are the best, freshest ingredients in all the world! The happy adventure is traveling the world to get them.

This is simply a precious book! It's a super fun read, and a grand way to begin the year when you are studying countries and cultures. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman is enchanting. Everyone in our house from youngest to eldest (ahem!) enjoyed it. The illustrations are fun, the colors well chosen, and the word-smithing spot on.

We laughed and tripped the world over as Meredith located all of the places we visited on our world map. And for the best possible ending? I was lamenting not having planned to make a pie today when I realized we had the ingredients! The children cheered, and we trooped into the kitchen to make an apple pie! The sweetlings chattering and giggling at top volume while wielding sharp knives is quite the adventure to be sure ^_~

So now there is a lovely pie waiting and warm on the stove for this afternoon's snack time. I cannot think of a better (stickier or more cinnamony) way to seal the lessons of the day, can you?

Hooray for wonderful books, apples, cinnamon and fun together ♥

PS • • • Years and years ago my precious friend, LaRue, shared her apple pie recipe with me. I am a Carolina girl, a mountain girl, and the daughter/granddaughter/niece of culinary wonders ^_^ and I have experienced wonderful apple pies in my life. LaRue's tops them all. Recipe here!

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