Walk with Him Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Making Applesauce

The remainder of the apples picked at Mercier's was made into applesauce.  I did leave 6 out to make caramel apples, but haven't gotten to those yet.
Washed at ready. I think each variety picked is here.

The six left out, golden delicious and cameo...YUM!

8 pounds cut up, 4 cinnamon sticks and 2 cups of water added.
When the apples were soft, I removed the skins....somewhat of a painful process  :)
Added about a cup of pure maple syrup for sweetness...Yummy!
filled eleven half-pint jars...future Christmas presents!

into the hot water bath for 25 minutes
Voile` ! 
Who wouldn't want hand picked, home-made applesauce in their stockings on Christmas morning?!?!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all!

I saw this in a magazine...just had to try it!  Love the pumpkins!

Hubby and I drove over to Mercier Orchards a couple of weekends ago.  Picked several varieties of apples.
Granny Smith
Rome Beauty


 and Cameo

It was a beautiful day in North Georgia!  We had such a good time. The drive over is beautiful and we picnicked by the lake on the Ocoee River.  Of course, the real reason for driving over 3 hours was this...
His is peach, mine cherry...OMG good!