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Applesauce

I just made applesauce! I haven't done that since I was in elementary school. I used an entire peck of apples (10.5 pounds) and I've got 8 pints of applesauce. 7 pints are just being processed in a water bath right now for later this winter and the last pint will be dessert for Mike and I tonight. mmmmmm... warm applesauce with cinnamon. :-D

Now I have to make muffins for church tomorrow.

Also - deal of the week? I bought a turkey yesterday for $0.29 a pound! The apples I used for the applesauce were less than $0.50 a pound. YAY.

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tenthz
Nov. 22nd, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
Not really, especially in small amounts. It's the large amount that makes it a little more difficult. If you have a food mill, it's amazingly simple! It's basically just mushed up apples. Cook them for a bit in some water (kinda like cooking potatoes for mashed potatoes) and then just mash them up. I use the food mill, but you could use any sort of strainer or just a potato masher for a small amount.

Edited at 2008-11-22 11:23 pm (UTC)
collectonian
Nov. 23rd, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Homemade applesauce rocks! Ooo...I just remembered, I now have a ton of apples to do something with, yay!
sarahk_xoxo
Nov. 23rd, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
How on earth did you manage to find a turkey for that price?
tenthz
Nov. 23rd, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
One of the grocery stores by me is insane? I'm really glad my mom told me about it. I don't really have room for it anywhere, so the second it is defrosted, this baby is getting roasted and sliced and diced! :-)
sarahk_xoxo
Nov. 23rd, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Alright I'll be there in 6 hours and 57 minutes for dinner (according to Mapquest at least)
tenthz
Nov. 23rd, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
Well, it won't even be defrosted by then! I bought it on Friday night and stuck it in the fridge to defrost right away. I think it'll be ready to cook Tuesday morning (it's about 14 pounds).
sarahk_xoxo
Nov. 23rd, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
You know what, it's kind of scary that your turkey weighs more than the bowling balls that I was considering heavy tonight.
tenthz
Nov. 23rd, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
It was the smallest one I could find that was the sale price! Barely fits in my fridge and I had to buy a special pan. :-P
mountainheather
Nov. 23rd, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
Got ya beat, our Thanksgiving turkey is free. :)
tenthz
Nov. 23rd, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, Mike and I didn't spend enough on groceries to get a free one. :-( Boo.
mountainheather
Nov. 23rd, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Aww. Yeah, that's how my G'father got it. Portsmouth's local grocery store gave them to people who spent a certain amount that year.
Was yours how much you spend on that trip, or throughout the year?
tenthz
Nov. 23rd, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
I think it was 2 months. They run different promotions through out the year and this was just tagged onto the normal gas promotion. I think it was $600 in 2 months. Between Mike and I we don't spend near that much.
mountainheather
Nov. 23rd, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
Yikes. Yeah, I don't think I spend that much in a year. Do you guys use the same account?
tenthz
Nov. 23rd, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
yup, we do.
chinchillama
Nov. 23rd, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
isn't applesauce easy? I don't even use a food mill - I just chop the apples up and basically steam them with a little water, honey and cinnamon and the use my stick blender - that way they don't leave the pan and there's no water left over or anything!
tenthz
Nov. 23rd, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
That's a good way to do it, too! I didn't want to use my stick blender because I like my apple sauce lumpy and I think I would have killed it trying to do an entire pot of sauce. :-P What kind of apples do you usually use?
chinchillama
Nov. 23rd, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
whatever's cheap! I don't have a type, I just get big bags of whatever red apples are cheapest - my stick blender stood up to the 5ish lbs of apples I did recently - sometimes I just use a masher in the pot if I'm feeling the chunky vibe
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