Hands down, this is my favorite seasonal kitchen gadget, an apple peeler corer slicer.
I was working a shift at our church's rummage sale and happened to find these 2 great pieces - a super cute kiwi green Pyrex bowl (remember my blog post about starting a Pyrex collection?) and a never-been-used apple peeler corer slicer. I bought both of these beauties for $7 total. The universe is telling me it's time to make my famous apple pie!
I bought my first apple peeler corer slicer at least 15 years ago at a Pampered Chef party. I loved it and used it many times a year, to make quick and easy apple pies. You basically jam an apple onto the spear end and then crank the lever as the apple spins past a peeler and spiral slicer. It works like a dream and gives you apples ready for pies/tarts/muffins in no time at all.
My sister-in-law in Texas thought that this machine was right up my alley and gave me one for Christmas a few years ago. I tucked it away in the basement and when my first machine grew tired and dull, I happily pitched it and pulled out the one in my basement.
It feels good, after today's shopping success, to know that I have a perfect (and practically free) lady-in-waiting ready for the next swap out. But honestly, I would pay full price for it any day of the week. It is a fantastic tool that saves your hands a lot of work and it very fun to operate with kids around - everybody gets a turn at the crank!
Don't you think it's time to make an apple pie!