Thursday, October 18, 2007

What is That?

I was going to subject you all to a little guessing game to see if you could tell me what was in the picture above. The more I look at it though, the more obvious it seems. So, rather than insult your intelligence, I will come right out and tell you that my picture is of apple peels.

I peeled about 40 pounds of Elstar apples today and made apple sauce. The sauce turned out quite tasty according to my resident fruit-a-holic, Jonah. Most fortunately, Angela loaned me the Pampered Chef "Apple Peeler Corer Slicer" which sped up the peeling process and spared me a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome. If I hadn’t had that handy tool, I’d most likely still be peeling apples and not updating my blog.

I ended up with 14 quarts of apple sauce (7 regular and 7 cinnamon-spice) and still have another 40 pounds of Macintosh apples to go. Bring it on!


Senia said...

Is it time for Christmas lists yet?
I'll start.

Apple sauce! MMMMM!

You are so domestic. You're my hero! :-)

Catherine said...

I was just thinking today about how my mom used to make applesauce and can it for the winter.

I made cookies with MnMs in them today.

Anna said...

I don't remember mom making applesauce to can. But... I did eat some of Grandma's canned peaches yesterday! I know you are all jealous.

claire said...

How old are those peaches by now? Is Grandma still doing that?
I also don't remember the canned applesauce but I remember homemade with cranberries for Christmas.
Afton, your applesauce sounds great. It reminds me of the scene from the Diane Keaton movie where she gets the baby, moves to the country and starts a gourmet babyfood applesauce business.

megan said...

Everytime I hear someone tell me about what they just canned, I realize how much I need to learn how to do this. See this is why Jason needs to get a job with Nike! Just for the fact that I could learn to can and save money!

Afton said...

Yes, have Jason get a job with Nike!! There is a house for sale right across the street from us, and another just around the corner, and another....