Sunday, September 28, 2008
Another successful Applesauce Day has come and gone this fall, although I'm not sure it will be the last of the season. My daughter and her friend and my DIL came to crank out some delicious homemade applesauce on Friday. What a busy day we had with 4 Littles running around or in someone's arms. It was fun and productive, but by the time the last wooden spoon was washed and the sticky sauce was wiped from the counters, I declared a Sitzkreig. Could it be my age?
S. took this terrific photo with his new camera -- the Canon Powershot. Wow, does this camera have some cool features stuffed into a pocket-sized package! I love the option of taking black & white photos with a little blast of color. And yes, this was done with the camera, not with photo editing.
This tool, the Villa Ware Food Strainer, makes applesauce a breeze to make. Just cook the chunked apple (no need to peel or core) until soft, then put it through the top, turn the crank and the smooth apple sauce comes through one slot while the seeds and skins shoot out the other. If you are considering making homemade applesauce, I highly encourage you to buy this tool. You'll be singing my praises every time you take it out!
I think we ended up with around 40 quarts of applesauce and apple butter when the day ended. Another happy memory of home.
(sorry if I sounded like a commercial for Canon and VillaWare, but good stuff simply must be shared)