Monday, September 27, 2010

Apple Picking

Every year we like to go apple picking. Yesterday seem like a perfect day for it. The weather was on the chilly side, but not so much that we would freeze. It was cold enough that the bugs weren't out, which I think is always a plus. We took a hayride out to the apple orchard and pick all kinds of different types of apples. The gala apples are my favorite and my daughter can't get enough of the golden delicious ones.

I can't wait to make some of our apples into apple sauce. There is nothing better then warm homemade applesauce and it makes the house smell soooo good. Homemade apple sauce is really easy to make. All you need is a crock pot, water, cinnamon, and peeled diced apples.

Directions to make Apple Sauce

 1) Peel and dice apples. (We like to peel many different types of apples for the sauce. I think peeling is the worst part of making the sauce.

 2) Fill up the crock pot with the diced apples and add water. Put enough water in to fill up about an inch of the crock pot's bottom. If it seems to be drying out while it is cooking, then you will need more water.

 3) Turn your crock pot on low and let it cook about 5 to 7 hours. (Sometimes I have even set it up to cook over night and have waken up to a wonderful smell.)

 4) Stir and add cinnamon. The amount of cinnamon depends on the taste you like. You can also add sugar if you would like, but we never do because we find it sweet enough already.

 5) Serve and enjoy. Leftovers should be kept in the fridge.

Now it is time for pictures :)

The beautiful apple I ate right off the tree. Yum yum.

Giant pumpkins! I see these every year and I always want to get one, but I never know what I would do with it. I just have a feeling would have lots of yummy pumpkin seeds in them. 

1 comment:

  1. I like the Granny Smith apples! I'm glad you all had such a nice time and hardly anyone eats applesauce in the family, but I kinda wanna make some anyway, maybe give it as gifts or something...