We had an apple tasting party this week. We took 5 different types of apples sliced them thinly and arranged them on a platter. We had some friends come over and we tasted. The kids loved eating the apples. They weren't that interested in the evaluation process, but Moms had fun evaluating. It was so simple and I only used 1 apple per type: Gala, Granny Smith, Pink Cripps, Pink Lady and Red Delicious. That fed 7 kids and three adults--with quite a few left over. The leftovers were gobbled up by the end of the day.
It was a beautiful day and a fun, SIMPLE party. I'm thinking next year I might plan a girls night out apple tasting party. Maybe we'll try to head west and find a bigger variety of unusual apples to try--Gravensteins perhaps. Dreams of apples. Mmmm.
I forgot to take a picture of the tray with the labels, but as last minute as my labels were (scribbled on a left over scrap of something and taped with clear packing tape to toothpicks) it made me feel very posh.
Credit for the idea goes to the picture book: How to Bake An Apple Pie And See The World by Marjorie Priceman. Thanks Marjorie! We would have read your book if the weather had been poor, but where we live if the weather's nice we simply MUST get out in it!