Friday, November 16, 2007

Autumn Bliss

When we bought our pumpkins for Halloween, we also bought a bunch of apples from the orchard. We bought some Jonagold, Mutsu, and Red Delicious. I bought a bunch thinking we would make applesauce. Everyone was eating apples like crazy for a few days. And then we had some hanging around forever. Finally yesterday I was tired of looking at the remaining sad apples and decided to make applesauce.

I haven't made homemade applesauce in years. Years. It's not cost effective for a family my size, so sadly I buy it already made from the store. It's just not the same. At least for me. Well, and maybe for the boys, too. Jack and Mason wouldn't eat it. Sawyer loved it though.

When I think of autumn, I think of apples and applesauce and apple cider and pumpkin pie. I also start thinking I need a different wardrobe ...


I've been thinking that I need a new autumn-to-winter skirt. Yes, the weather is getting cooler, but I wear a skirt to church every Sunday. A girl can't have enough skirts for the Sunday morning rush. It's going to be a wrap skirt, like these two. The fabric came from the "jackpot" I inherited so it won't cost me a cent. Can't beat that.

14 comments:

Karyn said...

Yumm! Applesauce!

I can't wait to see your skirt, I'm sure it will be very pretty.

nikko said...

Homemade applesauce is SO yummy. I made some in my crockpot last year. Of course, the kids didn't like it.

I've never heard of a mutsu apple.

ash said...

Homeade applesauce! Yummy! Now I know what I am gonna make today!

kirsten said...

i used to make applesauce and freeze it in ice cube trays for my daughter when she was a baby. then i realized that truly it's not cost effective even for such a small family! but i enjoyed making it for her.

laeroport said...

Jackpot indeed, especially when it is so lovely!
Enjoy your weekend!

Diane said...

Mmmmm, I love homemade applesauce--especially with pork roast! Your skirt is gonna be cute!! Have a good weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Cici said...

i love homemade applesauce. i don't think my kids are as fond of it as i am, though. we didn't get to make any this year. the early frost killed all the pick-your-own- orchards near by.

Alicia A. said...

I LOVE homemade applesauce too.

Have you ever looked at the nutritional value in applesauce at the store? Where does the fiber go? And the vitamins?! I don't get it. It's like eating air. With carbs. But I admit, I buy it sometimes too.

Mirre said...

Mmmmm, I love homemade applesauce!!
(my Mom makes the best!)

Heidijayhawk said...

oh, bliss indeed! can't wait to see your new skirt!

Little Munchkins said...

Yum, applesauce! I make them for my kids when they were babies but not anymore.

Can't wait to see your finished skirt too.

Emily said...

I'm making a huge batch of applesauce this weekend! (and possibly a skirt too. lol) I always cook mine with just a touch of brown sugar and cinnamon. The kids love it that way!

I used to go to the orchard and buy my apples by the bushel for applesauce. I would get the "seconds" - they are not perfect and a little bruised but they are perfect for applesauce and SO SO SO much cheaper. Sadly we no longer live near an apple orchard.

amandajean said...

we love homemade applesauace here.

looking forward to seeing your new skirt. and yes, there cannot be too many skirts in the closet for the sunday morning church rush. oy.

dig this chick said...

Your skirts are amazing...I am sure you are a smash hit at every Sunday service.

It makes me burst that you like my onesies! You! The sewing diva!

Someday I'll learn more sewing skills like how to read a pattern and sew things other than rectangles. Thanks for the inspiration.