Thursday, August 21, 2008
On Saturday, I made and canned applesauce with my sister. When my mom found out we were doing it, she was so excited. "My daughter is becoming domestic!" It was quite the process for the apples. First they were yanked off our tree, then peeled and cut, cooked, mashed, recooked, stuffed into bottles, and boiled for 20 minutes. It doesn't sound fun to be an apple. Here's the whole process in pictures (no internet pictures here. These are all from my camera, taken at my house during the applesauce making).
The tree, full of apples The apples The crop (well, a small part of it) - it takes lots of apples to make applesauce! Peeling and slicing the apples. Much easier with this handy machine. Look, my hand is moving so fast, it's blurry! The apples, declothed My sister cutting out wormholes and getting the apples ready for cooking Making the applesauce - mashing the apples and adding sugar and cinnamon Filling the jars Ready to start the canning process In the water bath (yep, it's really called a bath) After boiling in the bath for 20 minutes, we take the applesauce out The finished product. Beautiful, no?