Last Wednesday, when I was making the food for an Apples to Apples theme party, I couldn't help but ask myself, "Whose stupid idea was it to plan an entire menu of apple dishes?" The idea was mine, of course. It was a great idea in theory, but I didn't realize that I would have to peel, slice, core, and chop 18 apples. It took me an hour and it was the first time I seriously regretted making a certain recipe. Has this ever happened to you?