Every year for the past two or three years we have made applesauce.  We all like it much better than the stuff from the store, and plus I get to have a lot of fun making it (I love to can).  Today we made 8 quarts of applesauce, and yesterday we made 11 (actually 12, but one quart didn’t seal properly, so it is in the fridge).  It took about one and a half bushels to make that much applesauce.  Last year we made about 36 quarts, and we just finished the last one last night.  I’m hoping that we make about that many this year.

Making applesauce is pretty simple.  First we wash, peel, and cut the apples into wedges.  Next we run the apple wedges through our very handy Kitchen Aid Fruit Strainer (I think that’s what it’s called).  It goes in apple pieces (including seeds) and comes out applesauce.  Then I put the applesauce in a pot, boil it, and finally can it. 


Golden Delicious Apples


Some applesauce canning and some cooking


The finished product

I know I haven’t posted about it, but our new floor is all in!  It makes the main part of the house feel larger.  We all love it.


The color has quite a bit of variance in it


The family room

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