Saturday, September 20, 2008

Apple pickin'

We have some friends that told us about a farm where we could go pick some fresh apples. This made me really excited because I have never picked anything off a bush or tree, so I wanted to go do it! I thought it would be fun for us as a family to go pick some apples together. So, we were off! Richard was not excited-to say the least. He thought of a million other things he would rather do on a beautiful Saturday morning, and none of those things involved apples. But, with the pursuasion of his wife, he came along. When we arrvied, I was amazed at how many apples were on the trees. Immediately, Richard started looking at all of the beautiful red apples hanging and started in picking them. Abby roamed around a bit, jabbered alot, and started eating an apple she found on the ground (it was ok, no worm holes or bugs). She then just sat there on the ground, ate her apple, and watched us try to reach the apples that were way up high (they were the prettiest ones-of course). We took a laundry basket to put the apples in and once it was about 3/4 way full, we decided we better stop. When were loading the car, I realized I had forgot my camara at home. That would have been such a good opportunity to take some fun pictures! Oh, well. We decided on the way home that we are going to make this a fall family tradition, every year we will go pick apples! It was alot of fun, even Richard admited he had a good time!
Now, what am I going to do with a laundry basket full of apples??? I have no idea!! Maybe make some applesauce, or cut up and freeze some for pies or apple dumplings to make this winter. ~Now, if only I knew how to do any of that! Anybody know of a good applesauce recipe? Or if there is secret to freezing apples? If so, send your ideas my way!

4 comments:

Collin, Andrea, and Ava said...

where did you go for this?

The Brunzell's said...

How fun! I remember going to pick apricots with my grandma when I was younger. It sounds like a great tradition to start. I think my mom made pie fillings and then froze them or you could can pie fillings too. I don't know a whole lot about canning and I've never tried to do it myself. Good luck!

The Brunzell's said...

this sounds easy enough...

http://www.pickyourown.org/applesauce.htm

and it did say at the bottom that you could use a blender instead of the other tools-you would just need to peel and core the apples prior to cooking.

mmmm...this sounds delicious!

Joel Smith said...

How about some apple pie for Wednesday night!!!