(1) big big big can of applesauce (#10)
(2) cheap cheap cheap little boxes (Washington is good) of gingerbread mix. Make sure mix only requires water

dump applesauce in big pot & bring to a boil over fire
mix up gingerbread mix, using 1/2 the water (or enough just so mix is stiff dough)


plop big spoonfuls of the gingerbread mix into the pot of applesauce (a la dumpling style) & let them "cook" till done.