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~

28 comments:

Krissy said...

Hope you feel better!

PS- wonder if you could rub my next letter in homemade pie so I can sniff it ;) Is that weird? yeah.. it is...

ThePeachTree said...

Oh! I would have been your six arms :) SOOOO jealous!!

And phuey indeed! Hope you're back up to birdie( bad golf reference)!

picciolo said...

Hope you are all better soon. I love those botanical drawings, and all that apple sauce sounds yummy, I bet it was a wonderful colour
: )

Callie Grayson said...

Julia, glad to have you back:) missed your monday post.... always makes my monday better.
hope you feel better soon. i took a PPT day today to enjoy this marvelous weather we are having.
i really like the images you have posted. I just bought framed botanical prints this weekend at the French Market. I will be posting them later this week.

callie-
ps it was wonderful to hear what fun you had on the weekend. I can't wait to visit with my sister in december. we do the yearly egg nog making day! around thanksgiving and the ravioli's and sauce for christmas. (strange tradition, since i am not italian hehe.)

cindy : quaint said...

that's a lot of applesauce, yum. i'd love to send your sister our apples to make a pie for us, too ;)! glad you're feeling better, but don't eat too much applesauce today.

Karen said...

Yum, applesauce! I want some now :)

Glad you're feeling a bit better today!

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

So glad you're back! I missed your lovely posts! How fun sounds your apple sauce making!

Callie Grayson said...

mmmm, chocolate chip cookies. i have really good black tea from Scotland! I actually got it at the Co op in Alford (near Aberdeen), but it is really good!

I will have to bring a lot more back next trip!!! and send you some:)
callie

Rachel said...

Hope you feel better!
I guess we both had apple filled weekends. I might have to follow your lead and make applesauce, because I have piles of apples lying around and pie only takes up so many.

vana chupp said...

Glad the weekend with the family was a success...and hope you're feeling better today. I would almost want to stay home sick after such a lovely time with my fam...Can't wait til next Saturday to meet up:) Yipee!

please sir said...

Crazy about the scarf - THAT is where I bought it - NO JOKE - or at least somewhere around that area!!

dolcechic said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! I love Christmas music!!! I listen to the Jackson 5, Tom Petty, Josh Groban, and Elvis Christmas songs year round lol!!!

Btw...I've tagged you on my blog :)

Courtney said...

how much fun making homemade apple sauce!

Sara Christine said...

My grandma makes the most delicious homemade applesauce. I think it's a really special tradition to start with your family. Now you've got me craving it!

risamay said...

Sounds delicious. But Christmas music, already? *Gasp* I haven't even bought my Halloween candy.

heidi said...

what I wouldn't do for a warm, flakie apple pie!

A Print A Day said...

apple sauce?! where can i get a good recipe for this?

i just learned how to make burnt caramel sauce. so so good. i can imagine it being good with apple pie :)

i also always love your photo picks!

Little House on Green said...

Sounds like a divine weekend of apple sauce making and a lovely time with family.

Your blog is beautiful!! Thank you for the comment on mine, I hadn't thought of gold flats, hmmm :)

Chelsea said...

I spot a linda and harriet card up there. So cute!

Ashley L. said...

love the pretty pics... and your blog :)

Waterrose said...

Yum applesauce! I love using it to make breads and other baked goods.

Amber said...

Sounds like a delightful weekend! It was funny seeing your little red bug drive by :)

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Feel better soon!

please sir said...

Sorry you were sick, but the applesauce sounds yummy!

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Sounds like such a great time (minus the getting sick part.) I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend. :)

littlebyRD said...

What a wonderful tradition! It sounds absolutely great. I laughed about the Christmas music :)
Sorry you were sick and glad to hear you are feeling better!

Mrs.French said...

goodness...I hope you are feeling well...leave it to you, you feel icky, but still feel inclined to share some loveliness with us...xxoo

dojski said...

Those pics show lovely, lovely things! =)

I support the make-it-a-tradition decision. Those get-togethers will be the stuff of your old days as they will be moments you will fondly remember. =)

Ashley L. said...

oh i love this post!