Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pear Party Salsa

Emma got this cookbook for free at the checkout at the Natural Living Center. It's called Pearfect Recipes for Kids in the Kitchen. It's all about pears, because it's pear season. She wants to try every recipe in it. We'll see. We made this one for home fellowship last night. Emma wrote a shopping list of the things we needed to make this recipe and one other one that she really wants to try. It was very cute. She did a lot of this recipe herself, because I have the Tupperware Quick Chef Pro, which makes it very easy to make salsa of either the fruit or vegetable variety. I quartered the apples and pears, and put them in there, and then we added the other ingredients and she turned the crank and voila! Salsa. Then you take the blade out, add the other ingredients, put the cover on that comes with it, and you can serve right out of it!! These are awesome and you should get one. I got mine for free when I had a Tupperware party with Rebecca Coffin.

Pear Party Salsa
1 pear, cored and finely chopped (we used 2, because of the crowd at HF)
1 apple, cored and finely chopped (we used 2)
2 kiwis, peeled and finely chopped
1 orange, peeled and finely chopped (she forgot to write this on the list, but I had a can of mandarin oranges that we threw in there)
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice
cinnamon graham crackers

Combine pear, apple, kiwi, and orange in a medium bowl. Pour honey and lemon juice over fruit and gently toss. Scoop up mouthfuls of fruit salsa using cinnamon graham crackers.

Most of the grown-ups liked this, but it seemed like most of the kids weren't crazy about it. Even Emma. She just picked the apples and pears out of her portion, and left the kiwi behind. So not a huge hit, but it was fun for us to do together.

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