On Saturday, my sister, cousin and I took Isaiah out to a gorgeous farm to do some apple picking. We assumed that since everyone was picking 2 "buckets" and using wheelbarrows, we should be doing the same. It was a lot of fun. Many "I almost peed my pants" moments. Then I saw a sign that said "1 bushel=22lbs". Nice. Between the three of us, we had picked 54lbs of apples. Perhaps that was a little excessive.
I ended up with most of the apples, so now I need some recipes people! I've already made crockpot applesauce and two apple pies. The applesauce was so freaking good. Here's how I did it: Roughly peel and chop up enough apples to fill crockpot about half-3/4 full. I left some skins in there for color. I don't mind the texture. Add 2 teas cinnamon, 1 pinch of nutmeg, 2 allspice berries, 1/2 teas fresh ginger, and 2 T of lemon. I also added a sprinkle of cane sugar because I like it more tart. If you want it sweeter, just add more. Add 2 cups of water, then put the cover on and put on high for 6 hrs or until your desired consistency. I think I'm going to try this bread recipe next. If I finish cleaning up my sewing room first, of course. Hope your Monday are starting well!