Sunday, September 7, 2008

An apple a day


If an apple a day keeps the Dr away then my cold should be gone and I should stay healthy for quite some time...















I drug the kids to the apple orchard on Sat. They actually enjoyed it until we saw ants the size of small dogs... I have never seen anything like those ants. Then we had to stand in line to pay for all the apples we picked, that's were they got hot and grouchy and were over the fun of the apple orchard. They enjoyed it so much in the beginning that they both insisted on their own cart to fill and wanted to check out many different rows of trees for just the right apples...

I didn't think of three carts of apples being a problem till I peeled 18 lbs of apples and still had a ton left! We have taken apples to all of the neighbors and I still have a whole drawer in the fridge full! I made a very large batch of apple butter and two apple pies.

Having grown up in a family that every summer would can vegetables, make 85 different kinds of pear preserves from one Aunt's huge tree, and buy 50 pounds of shrimp and put them in the freezer, 'putting up' things is a normal thing for me. My kids however, wanted to know if we needed food for the winter, was that why I was putting apples in jars. The youngest explained to me that she recalled seeing apples in the stores all year long...

If you need apples this winter, let me know.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Your comment on my blog the other day made me laugh - about the vacuum cleaners. Don't you feel so much closer to people when they share your affection for wonderful home appliances and sugary sweet things? (o:

Your apple creations look divine and looks like such a fun day out with your girls. (o: I have a craving now for something appley.