Friday, November 5, 2010

Applesauce making 2010



Yesterday afternoon I watched lil' farm hand and Kanneloni Macaroni during nap time.
The little one nearly fell into bed and I never heard a peep out of her.
The other one declined the offer to rest.



It seemed a waste of all that excess energy to play with toys. .
so we picked a big bag of apples from the way back and brought them in to make him some applesauce to take home.



We washed them. . .
and then he ran the apple peeler while I quartered and put them in the pot.
It took him a minute to two to figure out which way to turn the crank. .
but once he had the hang of it. .
he proved to be a very useful applesauce sous chef.
His aim at the garbage can was remarkable and all most of  the peels went in the garbage. .
and we had a huge pot of apples cooking within an hour.


Once he finished peeling a large sink full of apples. . .
he opted to go outside while I stirred and cooked.
At the end of the day. .
he went home with his applesauce. .
and I was happy to have done something with those apples that my beloved has been reminding me daily. .
"we better do something with those apples soon".

All for now. .

12 comments:

  1. Helping Grammie make the applesauce will make that applesauce taste so much better! :)

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  2. Such a great way to use your grand's energies and some apples that needed to be used. I considered requesting my grand's help today and thought better of it. You're a very good grammie!

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  3. Good job...by Lil Farmhand and by Grammie. He will enjoy the applesauce...and the memories.

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  4. What a good little worker you have there :0)

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  5. Yum! Owen's preschool class made some the day I went to help out. I'd forgotten how good fresh made applesauce is. It's on my list of things to do soon!

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  6. Oh, how cute is that? Why would a boy nap if he can peel apples with a handy turny thing like that?

    This reminds me that we should be checking the apples at the lake...
    out of sight, out of mind....no hubby saying anything...

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  7. He is getting so tall and lanky looking. Yes, start 'em in the kitchen young and maybe someday he will round up some peers for the next generation of Mennonite cook books: Mennonite Men Can Cook Too!

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  8. What a special way to get something done.
    I like how careful your grandson is at putting the peel into the garbage.
    I noticed you have teatowels in a wired basket on your counter, what a good idea. I have a similar basket, I could do the same and free up cupboard space. Danke.

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  9. That's so great!!! Applesauce is delicious and my kids love that peeler too! I had apples sitting here and finally made 3 big pies which we ate for breakfast 3 days in a row!!! What a treat -- they were made with whole wheat and a tad of honey, so nothing terrible to eat for breakfast. :)

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  10. I love the seeds you plant in the minds of your little grandchildren. This little fellow will love applesauce and know how to make it - a gift to the future!

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  12. What a good helper you had!

    I saw that apple peeler on another blog recently and now after seeing it here I think I an convinced that I must buy one for next apple season.

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