01 October 2008

My new love

Isn't she a beauty?? After peeling 20 pounds of apples and then picking another batch, I finally threw up my hands and gave in. All I can say is "Wow!" Not only does it peel, core, and slice way faster than I can with my paring knife, I can also use it to extract a certain amount of slave labor from my children before they lose interest. Mama's little sweatshop: gotta love it! I made three quarts and two pints more applesauce and will make some apple rings tonight! Seriously, I think I love this gadget more than I love the kids (well, at least while I am peeling, coring, and slicing apples!).

So, if "Mama's little sweatshop" and loving my apple gadget more than my kids isn't enough to put me out of the running for Mother of the Year, how's this?

While I was making applesauce, little Mr. Beeb managed to get in the drawer with the hot chocolate and popcorn (what can I say, I have a unique filing system). You know the hockey pucks that break into wedges to make Mexican hot chocolate (like these or these)? He got a wedge (1/6 of a hockey puck) and thought he had hit serious pay dirt. In addition to be adorable and working on a killer sugar high, he has almost reached toddler status. He can stand up in the middle of the floor all by himself and can shuffle out a teensy step or two before going down on his tushie.


Namma said...

Yeah, I agree with you...those combo parer-corer-slicer gadgets are almost magical. My almost 20-year-old model (Pampered Chef) doesn't sit on the counter like yours, which is a very nice feature. I have to screw it on to an edge of the counter (like the old meat grinders), but it still does a great job.

Beeb not only thought he hit serious pay dirt, he really did hit it...and got to enjoy the fruits of his labor, too! And now that he's adding "toddling" to his numerous other motor skills, there'll be no stopping him!

MollyBeees said...

You are SO toast! An toddler on the move with a chocolate addiction and a face that sweet may just do you in!

Marianne said...

That is one Very Sweet little gadget!
hahahahahah, mollybeees put that perfectly!

Elizabeth said...

What Molly Bee said.

mama tee said...

cutie cute cute cute CUTE! A little chocolate lovin' toddy after my own heart:)