Monday, November 22, 2010

Applesauce Day

I scored a LARGE bushel of already peeled/sliced apples from a friend who was doing a pie fundraising event.  I was even more thrilled when I found out they were using Ida Reds (the only way to make applesauce, right Grandma Burnett??!?!).  My Grandma is the reason I love to do this and the reason it makes me smile.  I had been meaning to do this post sooner (since this event actually happened in October), I was looking for a picture my sisters and I had taken with my Grandma a couple years ago making applesauce with her (learning from the best!).  Sadly, I haven't  been able to find it.  She is the prettiest lady and would have made this a much better post.  Perhaps she will have a copy I can get when we see them on Thanksgiving!
Back to applesauce...I rarely use all four burners on my stove, and for whatever reason it delights me to do so!  It really makes me feel like I am being productive.

I made most batches "chunky" style, but I did use the Vita-mix and made some smooth, this works for when I substitute applesauce for oil in baking recipes.  I had also stocked up on a bunch of Ziploc containers the week before, they were super cheap (ranging from .50-.75 cents)! 
My sweet grandmother!


  1. It looks wonderful! I made some and put it in the freezer, but I just used bags. The containers would be so much handier to freeze/thaw/store it in.

    Your Grandma is beautiful!

  2. I am just reading this one now!!! Impressive amount of applesauce...Grandma would be proud of you!!!