Make It Monday – Applesauce!

Make It Monday, our final addition to the BML blogging schedule, will be chock-full of DIY goodness. Recipes, crafts, home projects – if you can make it, I’m gonna post it.

Today is a beautiful, sunny and cool fall day. I have the windows open, the fan on, and the AC off. I had to do some grocery shopping earlier, and got some yummy things: avocados, green beans, red potatoes, corn tortillas, and a gluten-free all natural brownie mix (never had them – I think I just might save it for the bake sale!) I bought our trusty fruit selection, including some shiny red apples. When I came home, I remembered an article I glimpsed briefly the other day about making applesauce, and thought, “What day could be more perfect to make the apartment smell yummy and to eat some applesauce?”

So, I looked up the very complicated recipe:

4 apples

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Then I got to peeling and chopping! Let me tell you, it did not take me long to wish for an apple peeler/corer. Use one if you have it.

Then I put my peeled, cored, chopped apples into a pan with the water, sugar, and cinnamon, and cooked them, covered, over medium heat for 25 minutes (until they were soft.)

doubles as an air freshener!

Then I got out my giant fork.

that’s a Wonder Woman shirt, in case you were wondering

However, the giant fork didn’t work, and I had to resort to a smaller one. Note to self: Self, you also need a potato masher. This will come in handy when you make cheesy, garlicy mashed potatoes, as well.

Then, I put it in the fridge to cool. Not before I took a bite, which tasted like heaven. We’ll probably have it for dessert tonight – I can’t wait!

yum!

This would be a great little gift to give your neighbors, or family members you’ll see in person, for the holidays, too! Just put in mason jars, tie with ribbon, and keep refrigerated.

Share the Love,

Chelsea

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Make It Monday, Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s