Sunday, November 26, 2006
How do you like them apples?
I have apples coming out of my ears. My in-laws kindly foisted off on us as many apples as out little car could carry. On the trip home Harry had a blast taking apples out of the box tucked in the middle seat and holding them only to drop them on the floor where more apples resided. He luckily would only lick them so I did not end up with a bunch of apples with tiny bites out of them.
I have grand plans for these apples. I am going to make some apple butter which I hear is very heavenly. I am also going to make some apple pie filling to can so that I can have apple pie any time I feel the need to. I am planning on giving some of the pie filling jars away as Christmas gifts.
Tonight I made some apple crisp. Tomorrow I am making an apple pumpkin pie. The next night who knows? I am going to be baking up a storm so that we will have a chance to enjoy the apples while they are fresh. I am getting creative and enjoying it.
There is also the old stand by apple sauce. With all the apples we also brought home a handy dandy applesauce maker thingy. You just cook the apples whole and then run them through the machine. The pulp is squished out and you have beautiful apple sauce all ready to eat. Apple sauce is last on my list though, it will be my final thing before I run screaming from the apples. While it will be easy to make, we are not all that fond of it and have several jars of it still in our garage that my mother-in-law sent home with us during other trips to their house.
Wish me luck with my apple endeavors and think of me on Saturday as I make the big push to can them.