Thursday, October 4, 2012

Day 4: Applesauce Season

Hello friends!

I hope you've enjoyed the first few days of our series! We are working hard behind the scenes to bring you even more fun!

This next book is a repeat favorite in our house. We got it from the library last year and loved it, and when we tried it again this year it was a hit again! I love when that happens.

Today's book is: Applesauce Season by Eden Ross Lipsen
My mom has canned applesauce for as long as I can remember, so I love this book. It shares such a sweet family memory.

To go with this book, we decided to make our own applesauce!

I started out by peeling, quartering, and seeding a bag of apples. Then Abbey used her chopper to cut the apple quarters into pieces. She did such a great job! It was a great way to work on finishing a job even when it looks too big.

She would cut up her apples, then dump them in the pot. Cut...dump...cut...dump...cut...dump.

Ready to go! I added some water, maybe a cup or so so the apples wouldn't burn to the bottom, and threw in some cinnamon sticks.

Simmer away until your apples are cooked through.

Ignore the happens, kitchens get messy...move along! ; )

That's it, you're done! Enjoy your applesauce however you like. It's great on its own, and is fantastic on pork chops! Our favorite way to enjoy it is mixed in with yogurt, with some cinnamon. Yum!

Note: I would not recommend this way of making applesauce for making and canning large batches. While it is delicious, it is a lot of prep up front. Let your food mill do the work for the big batches!

Be blessed!


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1 comment:

  1. Yum!! We go through a lot of applesauce at our house, so this recipe will be perfect! Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner! :)


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