Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Apple Sauce Tradition
The weekend's apple sauce making adventure was a complete and utter success! With over 40 pounds of MacIntosh apples (actually really nice "seconds"), four sets of arms, one antique apple sauce thing-a-ma-jig, and Christmas music *gasp* we made over 20 quarts of pink apple sauce in one afternoon. We've decided that is going to be an annual tradition. One of my sisters is a pastry chef, or once was (but you never really stop being a chef), and spent the afternoon making buttery flaky pie crusts for the Dutch Apple Pies. I think she made 6-7 pies for all of us to share and take home with us! Hip, hip hurray! I took quite a few pictures, but they're all on my sister's camera, so once she shares them with me, I'll share them with you.
I had so much fun this weekend that I promptly succumbed to an intestinal flu virus on Monday and stayed home sick. Phuey! Sorry for the absence yesterday. I'm back up and at 'em this morning, thank goodness. Andrew stayed home with me, the ideal nurse! I drank coke, ate saltines and watched movies till I could sit up. I'm eager to get back into the groove this week. I need to come say hello! By the way, these images are from Country Home. They were full of some of my favorite things, so I had to share.
Chat with you soon~