My parents' friends, "The Pats" as we affectionately refer to them (seriously: Pat and Patrick!), have some apple trees in the backyard and recently we were the recipients of a giant bagful of apples. I have no idea what kind they were, but we put them to good use.
1. Picture of the Day. I have honestly never seen an apple with the stem AND leaf still attached so I used them as my models that morning. Aren't they cute?
2. Culinary Skills. I am getting REALLY good at peeling an apple. Especially with this last batch; there were a lot of apples. Normally I only use about 10-12 apples for a batch of applesauce. There might have been a part of me that never wanted to see another apple after the final one was peeled.
3. Feasting. I made a HUGE batch of applesauce with all these apples. I normally use many different kinds of apples and very little sugar, so this was a bit of a test. It seems I need to add more sugar when only using one kind, but the results certainly haven't gone to waste!
Thanks, Pat & Patrick! Anytime you are looking to unload a batch of apples, we will certainly be at the ready!