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.


chelle said...

mmmm Apple Crisp!
hehe sounds yummy!

Zephra said...

I like the new blog but some of the left side is cut off by your new kitty.

Awesome Mom said...

What browser are you using, it looks fine to me in Firefox and IE 7.

GoofyJ said...

Good luck with your apples! I hope everything is turning out well :) I enjoyed catching up on the photos and Thanksgiving post. Things were crazy busy and I hardly had time to sit, let alone touch the computer, well read and write blogs anyway. :) What a miracle and blessing about Evan, we often think about Jacob and if the helicopter had taken just a minute or two longer how different our lives would be. We all have a lot to be grateful for during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Hope you had a marvelous one! :)

Tracy said...

I love apple crisp and yours looks delicious! Sounds like you have many yummy plans for using your apples. Hope it all works out well for you and you don't go to sleep tonight dreaming of .... apples!!


Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Mmmmm, apples. I love apple pie. Do you like dried apple chips?

The Laundress said...

I love that you have parents foisting off tons of apples -- I have that kind of family too!

My son, the picky eater who only eats four foods, loves best of all "Grandma's homemade apple sauce". He accepts no imitations. Has to be granny's applesauce. She uses no sugar, it is just apples. Lots of fiber. I am sure it is the one foodstuff that has kept him healthy these past few months.

See if you can brainwash your boys into finding apple sauce as the ultimate condiment, better than ketchup. That is what my mom was able to do with little H.

I would love some of your apple crisp right now, looks yummy and crumbly.