Yesterday I was going to make a run to our local orchard …30 miles away for a bushel or 2 of apples, the .99 a pound was better than the $1.49-$1.69 we normally pay. The beautiful drive through the hills would have been worth the gas $ but 2 of the access roads were still flooded or closed due to erosion.
So, instead I ran to Meijer as a few items I needed were on sale.
As it turns out, they had a truck load sale on apples! .49 cents a pound! 3 large produce bags later I figured I had enough to make pies for the winter or, at least enough to slice and freeze for pies.
22lbs of apples.
Mr. Fix~it came home and I told him about my deal …we ended up going back and picking up another 24 lbs!
There is one staple in Mr.Fix~its diet….APPLESAUCE!
With the first trip I had planned on simply pealing and cutting by hand… but with this much I was off to housewares to find an apple corer. Mr. Fix~it bless his heart is a firm believer of tool usage. If there is a tool to make the job more efficient…he’s all for it. And…..We….were in kitchen tool Heaven! While I was comparing the qualities of various corers, he was looking at other “tools”. I now have an apple corer & peeler!
Nothing fancy schmancy but it will get the job done! I bet Isaiah will be all over this one! Peals, cores & slices all at once. For $14.99…its worth it if it holds up. Not sure how much I’ve saved after the purchase but, it will pay for itself in the long run. Or so I’m hoping!
This morning the boys headed to the gun range and Evelyn & I started cooking & canning. I had some Rhubarb to put up..
We like it prepared like applesauce, just cooked with a few chunks only we do add about 1/4 cup of sugar.
Miss Evie helped by finding anything low and within her reach! But it kept her busy and away from the stove
And canned.2 quarts & 22 pints left as some jars are already on the way to family
The boys were home in time for the last of the jars to come out of the canner and helped peel for freezing…lots of willing hands for this chore….now don’t you just love those 60’s green counters! 6 pie size bags ready for the freezer!
Well time to clean up and then head to the back & finish building the compost bin