Sunday, September 27, 2009

Applesauce!

Edit: Darla asked me to repost this entry from last year. I'm guessing she wanted a recipe for my applesauce but I don't really have one. We cut up at least 3 kinds of apples and put them in large covered pots on the stove with water added to cover the bottom of the pan. We cook them slowly, stirring often to avoid scorching. When the apples are the consistancy we want we add sugar and cinnamon to our taste. We like ours chunky and that's why we don't use a food mill. Then we put it in plastic containers and freeze it. It's always a fun day!
November 3, 2008
Yesterday was applesauce day! We really enjoy getting together and making applesauce at least every other year. This year Jerzie got right into helping us.She loved using the peeler, corer, slicer with Aunt Laurie. As usual, we decided doing it by hand was easier.
We used 3 different kinds of apples. We never remember what kinds from year to year but it always tastes great.We taste test every batch. We had 3 pots cooking at all times. Looks like this one passed the test!

Jerzie decided she wanted to help slice apples. She wasn't too happy with the knife we gave her. She wanted one like ours.

When we got done we had lunch and the special treat we always have on applesauce day.

Vanilla ice cream topped with warm applesauce. Yummy!

This should last us for a little while, don't you think?

5 comments:

Dawn said...

We made applesauce when we were out to Rachel's. She was using a borrowed apple peeler/corer made by Pampered Chef!
Love that thing. Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas?!?!?
Looks like you had some fun.
Makes the house smell yummy.
mmmmmm......
Hope J's mum is feeling fine these days.
:)

Darla said...

How do you make applesauce? My kids love it and I know the vanilla ice cream with warm applesauce would be a hit!

Deb said...

Vanilla ice cream with homemade applesauce topping looks delicious Jean. What a fun afternoon you had! Friends of ours have a farm and drop off a bushel basket of apples each year - applesauce is on my list too :-)

Zoey said...

Oh, just look at all that applesauce. What a great family tradition. I don't know where you find the time, Jean, to do all of this and work two jobs. You are a true wonder woman!

PEA said...

Yummmm, I can just imagine how good that applesauce tastes! I've never attempted to make my own, now you have me biting at the bit to try it! lol Jerzie makes such a darling little taste tester:-) xoxo