Sunday, October 28, 2007

Putting a Dent in the Apples:

Those ding-dang Linvilla apples have been hanging over my head for weeks now and I wasn't having it anymore. I had collected many many recipes for apple-related items, but just didn't have the oomph to gather all the ingredients to make any of them. So, I figured I'd make something that didn't require any more ingredients! Applesauce!!

Here are many many many of the apples [please note you are looking at 50% of my kitchen counter space.] In my usual Dolt Genius fashion I realized after I was done that it would have been easier to peel the apples first and then core them. Ahhhhhhh......well, live and learn.

Then I threw them in a pot with some water and let them cook until they were soft. Then we unearthed the food mill that was a last-year's Christmas present to Matthew and had been gathering dust on a shelf for the last 10 months. I knew this was the recommended tool for making applesauce, but I had never used one before. Well, hallelujah and glory be! A food mill is exactly right for this!! Gus loved milling. [You are looking at the other 50% of counter space in my kitchen - that pull-out shelf.]

A dash of cinnamon from the Spice Master and:

Voila! The best applesauce I've ever tasted. I called one of my friends, all excited about my master chef skills and she said, dampeningly, "Oh, yeah, I don't even buy jarred applesauce anymore." Well.


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

That looks like it'd go great with some pork chops!!! (When I first typed it I wrote "pork cops." WA HA HA HA HA ha ha!!!!)

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want some. and why didn't anybody tell me about the crazy customers you get when working at a yarn store?

10:55 PM  

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