Monday, September 12, 2011

Applesauce and rainbows

Last week was rainy...all week. We were cooped up for 6 days. It was tough, and dh being sick and at home for a good deal of the week made it worse. Luckily today the sun was shining, and after a scare where we headed to the doctor, (all is fine, apparently it was a bug bite, but A woke up this morning to her ear being swollen to triple its normal size and I panicked), we spent the day at the beach collecting sea glass and then went berry picking.

But anyway, last week we made the best of the rain and made applesauce. A had been asking for weeks. And while apples are expensive here...oh man, so expensive, we bought a ton and made amazing homemade applesauce.

And in the meantime, we found a moldy lemon in the back of the fridge (yes, I am a horrible fridge cleaner-outer) and we of course had to investigate :)

Back to applesauce time :)

Our kitchen became play land central. A was the mom to 8 kids and 6 pets. She spent hours setting everything up, playing, and having fun. I love moments like this.



And at the end of it all....

Beautiful!















3 comments:

Karin said...

We only make applesauce homemade too! We usually put it in the crock pot to soften (from the Betty Crocker cookbook!)!

Freedom Three said...

i miss alaska :-( what a beautiful pic. and the little one has great chopping form.

Amanda said...

Karen- if only they weren't so expensive here. It cost us as much to make 2 jars as it does to buy 5 or so here. It was delicious.

Freedom Three- Thank you. Where in Alaska di you live?