How exactly did I get this busy? I never finished blogging about summer and along comes fall. It’s November 4th already??? Well, I will tell you one thing. If I have not been very proficient in my blogging, I have been proficient in doing one thing. Each month, I am for mid-month, I bake/make something. Something I may have never done before, or something I have not done in a long time. I started the adventure in september with bread making. it was an overall success, if not boulangerie worthy. I didn’t take pictures of the process, but enjoyed it enough to try it again and will document it when I get time to do it.
This past month I attempted applesauce. we took our annual trip to an apple orchard and plundered the trees to bring home a 1/2 a bushel of apples. I won’t talk about how many we ate while out in the field….
Now the applesauce recipes I read all stated that one would peel the apples as part of the preparation. However, my dear friend whom grew up in Eastern Germany, (yes they used to be divided and a communist state!) stated that once they are cooked, the skin will easily come right off when you press the pulp through the sieve. Hmmm….. well I am perpetually lazy so no peeling! So this is how it all went down……
Overall, applesauce making is sticky. If you are not Amish, perhaps you should avoid this. If you enjoy peeling apples maybe you are Amish.
Week number…..I’ve lost count, but the theme for last week’s challenge was “Treasure”. The first shot is my submission, but those after are of family and the day that surrounded the first “Treasure” shot. My brother and sister-in-law surprised the younger kids with an Easter egg hunt and it is something they are still talking about today.
Molly and Chuck.