Monday, October 11, 2010

free and healthy










what an awesome weekend. i was pretty much completely and totally FREE! lots of time spent reading, and sitting in a sunbeam, and walking in the crunchy leaves that have gathered around the yard (not picked up yet :)) and just lounging. i know that i should have done a bunch of chores, but i'm really not sorry that i didn't ...

i did find an awesome score on craig's list on saturday. free apples. on a curbside, and i was able to take about 3 dozen, i suppose, from a much larger bounty that they were offering. i have kind of been hoping someone would drop more free apples my way.

these were tart and large, pretty perfect for applesauce. homemade applesauce is heavenly. i like mine slightly lukewarm, with a dollop of cream and a pinch of brown sugar on top, so that it sort of tastes like a baked apple.

super easy to make, too, i just peel/core my apples (as you can see i did not exactly peel all of them. then, cook until soft on the stove, and run thru a foley food mill to get out any extra peels and make smooth.


i could not find my foley food mill for anything. perhaps i am imagining that i even have one, but i don't think so. they are necessary :))

anyway, i have some chunky applesauce with a few peels in it. i noticed that my hero margaret from a way to garden makes it that way anyway. somehow, that makes it not a mistake, but a plan ;)

now it's a monday holiday! and another beautiful day, from the look of things. happy everything, everyone ;)

6 comments:

Karen said...

LOVE the header!!!

Free apples, warm chunky applesauce, does it get any better than that?

Rani said...

Can you do mine? PUUUULLLLLEEEAAASSEEE
My hand is not up to it. I have a food mill...and cookies:)

Rani said...

Oh and yes, free is good, but I am sure you already knew that I approved that :)

bobbione8y said...

would you like me to come out this weekend and help?

applesauce is not really too tough, i would be glad to...


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Rani said...

I would love your help and you are so kind to offer. BUT, I have one child with mono, one with pink eye, and both the little girls are running high temps today. Even if they are better by the weekend I would feel so guilty if I exposed you to whatever we have even if it is a virus.

My poor apple tree is taunting me. I will get it done, but it will be a slow, painful process...

bobbione8y said...

apples do keep for quite awhile dear, if that is any consolation :)

i will be glad to help when the pink eye goes away :))