Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sliced Apples, "Dancer Style"

When the kids are looking for a late evening snack, or a "bednight snack" as they said when younger, we encourage them to have something healthy like fruit.  Apples are a frequent choice and they usually ask to have them cut up.

The next question is, "How do you want them cut?"  The typical answer is "Dancer style".  This means the apple is cut into very thin slices, about a sixteenth of an inch thick.  When cut  that thin, one apple makes a heaping pile on the plate.  I guess it makes it look like a bigger snack and they can be eaten like chips.  The things we do for our kids.

The opposite of this is having an apple "Barbosa style".  Named after the character on Pirates of the Caribbean who ate apples whole, taking huge bites and letting the juice run down his chin.

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