Friday, October 1, 2010

Applesauce!

We spent a few days making applesauce. 
Gala apples ready to cook

Using my grandma's Foley Food Mill - this mill has seen many, many, many bushels of apples in it's years!!

Stirring in the spices


My tiny taste-tester

Bottling up the yumminess!!
After putting up 125 lbs of apples I have no more jars for anything else this year!!  I will be looking for more jars in thrift stores so that I can do even more next Fall (home canned food goes fast around here!!).  So the next preserving project is pies - for my hubby.  The girls and I, on some rainy Saturday (not difficult to find around here :0)!!!) will spend the day making and freezing as many pies as possible.  So nice on a chilly winter evening to pull a pie out of the freezer and pop into the oven!! I love this time of year - putting up the harvest in preparation for winter!!!

Blessings,
Christine

4 comments:

Cinnamon said...

I wish I had room in my freezers to put pies. That sounds so yummy!!

This year we were given a bunch of canning jars. What a blessing it is to have them on hand. I use them for tons of different things too~

I love your teeny tiny taste tester :-)

~Cinnamon

Fruitful Harvest said...

I bet your house smells yummy~

I so love love the smell and taste of apples.

Did you get your goodies I mailed last week?
I pray that the package made it there safely~

We love to have canning jars on hand too. I just bought a case they were only about $7.00.

Peace and Love,
Georgiann

Valerie said...

Yum! We love apple sauce here at our house. Freezing pies is a great idea...wish I had more room in my freezer for pies. I did can some pie filling this year, we'll see how easy it makes the process later. :) Enjoy your bounty...home canning is the BEST! :) Very cute taste tester, by the way. Quality control at it's best. :)

mommyx12 said...

125 lbs is a lot. That must have kept you busy. We'll be doing this on Monday. A friend is coming over and we'll use my kitchen. Only we will be doing apple pie filling.