Thursday, September 17, 2020

Homey Moments at the Apple Cottage

 



We enjoyed the cooler weather and some yummy coffee cake bread that Rachel made for our breakfast one morning! I know this may sound crazy but it was a joy to be able to wear a sweatshirt! There was a lovely neighborhood lake that we walked around many times as well and the last night, we hosted our friends for our traditional apple picking dinner of applesauce pancakes, hot cinnamon apples and bacon/sausage. It was just as yummy as ever!



Rachel made a cute Happy Fall banner!








I loved this little table with an enamel top - so cute! We are so grateful for the time that we had to get away for a short time last week - it always goes too fast, but then we start looking forward to next year!

This year, I was able to get 60 lbs of seconds - apples that are bruised or imperfect and were also half price! Saturday was a full day of work getting those all taken care of and everyone in our house helped at some points throughout the day. We made two quarts of apple butter and have another two quarts ready to start, an apple pie, 8 bags of apple pie filling and 50 cups of diced apples for muffins, oatmeal, etc. Everything except the apple butter went into the freezer! It feels so good to have all of that done and such an accomplishment for one day!

We still have apples in the fridge for eating and whatever else we decide to make, but they will last longer as they were not seconds and some were the ones we picked right from the trees!

What are your favorite things to make with apples?

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