This is nothing special, well to you anyway. I'm not a scrapbook type, or a baby book writer, or even a picture printer. I'm terrible at recording memories. This blog is my attempt at holding on to some of my life as a Christian, a wife, and a homeschooling Mom of 5. I am a country girl that lived in a big city for 14 years, and moved to the Deep South for quiet, quaint, small town living.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Look at them apples!

What does one do with 92 lbs of apples?
(the kids eat about half!)
Well, first you wash and peel.
Sometimes it peels well.
It is a nice thing to get into a groove.
See, I'm happy.
Then, a peeling mishap... no big deal.
Get back on the peeler.
Hmmmm, then another....., I won't throw the apple across the room.
(in front of the kids anyway)
What on earth???
I lost my peeling mojo!
The peeler kept wobbling, I was getting frustrated, I needed help.
I needed an attitude adjustment.
Liv is eating a worm and
I am Master Shi Fu!
Oh yes, there is my Apple Mojo!
I filled up the crock pot to get started on some apple sauce with the first batch.
Then I called in the troops.
I didn't think they would be that much help, or have as much stamina as they did!
Liv peeled, 
I chopped, 
George filled the pot, 
and Ginnie was quality control.
She gets her foreman skills from her Momma.
We even worked through a sliced thumb- ouch!
It was a long Sunday afternoon, but it felt good.
We canned chopped apple tidbits, for baking.  It eliminates the prep chopping.
Apple slices for stewing, cooking, and just plain eating out of the jar with cinnamon.
Apple puree for baking (instead of using oil) or to use as a base in pork dishes.
I don't have any of those pork recipes on hand, but I'm working on a couple in my head.
Oh, I love apples.
We are going back for more this weekend too!


  1. Glad your apple mojo came back! It looks like you had a productive day! Did you happen bring the apple slices to MOPShop? They were so cute!

  2. Yes, I did! I also brought the pumpkin biscotti. I was feeling Fallish. ha ha!