Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Snapshot: A Busy Day

Howdy Humble Readers...

Whew... it feels like it's been crazy morning already.  I'm pooped. 

The wee-lings' laundry has been folded and put away.  There's another load in the washer that I have to deal with. 

Everyone's dressed, beds are made and the diswasher is empty.  Breakfast and a snack have been consumed, and lunch is in process.

Pippin has been is major teething pain today.  Seriously, even with a solid dose of ty.len.ol he was still in sooo much pain, poor wee man.  He seem's to be mellow at the moment, which is a blessing. 

But the big task on today's list is well under way and I'm thankful that the hard part of it is over.  I peeled and chopped 50+ apples this morning to make applesauce.  Ginny was fascinated with how the apples floated in the sink full of water.  I had enough apples to fill my slow cooker and another large pot on the stove.  She also managed to munch down almost a whole apple, stolen from the pile of apples I had chopped.  As an added bonus, the hobbit hole smells divine!
Apples peeled and chopped, two cinnamon sticks and two
strips of lemon peel in a slow cooker on low for 5-6 hours,
stirring occassionally.

It goes a little quicker on the stove, but you need to add a bit
of water, and stir it often.
This should be enough to make enough applesauce in the freezer to get us through until the new year... I hope.  It's hard to say how much Pippin will like it, but Ginny adores having applesauce in the morning with her yoghurt and cereal. 

While Ginny naps later, I'm going to put our Christmas lights out on the balcony because it's rather nice out today (above freezing).  Then I'm hopefully going to give my kitchen a real deep cleaning.  After that it will be time to prep for dinner (Pork Souvlaki, Greek salad, and lemon roasted potatoes. YUM!).  And I'm hoping to get to the dollar store after dinner.

Man oh man... all this while I'm still feeling the effects of the crud.  No wonder I'm tired.  :)

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  1. oooh I want some....what kind of apples do you use? I think I might have to pull out the slow cooker and try this....

    1. I like to use a mix for a fuller flavour and nice texture. The last batch I made had Gala, Golden Delicious, Macintosh, and a couple Granny Smiths. This time it was mostly Gala with a couple of Macs thrown in. Keep in mind, you don't need to add any sugar to this. It's plenty sweet enough as is. :)

  2. Mmmm - that looks amazing! I'll have to give that a shot sometime.

    1. You should. It totally tastes better than the store bought.

  3. Holy jumping! You aren't just supermom're MEGAmom! I'm jealous of all the applesauce! But inspired to cook something now...

    1. LOL... I didn't get absolutely everything done today (dollar store didn't happen and the kitchen only got half cleaned) but I still feel good for how much I accomplished. We'll see if I have any energy left for tomorrow. :)

  4. Whoa, way to go you for getting so much done!! This apple sauce sounds and looks like it will be so tasty... I want some! :) Alidia loves apple sauce too.

    1. Ginny wanted to dive into the pot when she saw it. :) I ended up getting 9 medium sized freezer bags (3 cups per bag) out of all of it. We'll be set for a while.


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