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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I really don't mind fall, in fact I kind of like it, but I dread winter, and since it follows fall I'm kind of ambivalent about the season.  However I have certain things I do every fall in preparation for the cold days ahead,  First I make applesauce.  Lots and lots of applesauce.  So far I have 10 medium sized containers in my freezer, and I'm not done yet.  My grandparents made applesauce and I loved it then and I love it now, plus it's so simple to make.  I get at least 3-6 different kinds of apples, cut them in quarters (no peeling), add a little water and cook until done.  Then run through a food mill, add sugar, put it in containers and freeze. Next I make vegetable soup and chili and freeze them.  I am now ready for cold weather.  Believe me these are not the only foods we eat during fall and winter, but I love knowing that if I don't feel like cooking (and after 42 years of it those feeling are much more frequent) there is something in the freezer.


  1. I haven't had applesauce in years and don't remember if I've ever had homemade applesauce. Sounds really good.

  2. I'm wondering how she makes that vegetable soup. Is the recipe secret or will you share? What is your secret ingredient?
    Mary C.

  3. I have two secret ingredients to my veggie soup. A can of creamed corn and a jar of red current jelly. Do you still want the recipe?

  4. Hummm,
    Creamed corn and currant jeiiy?!!
    OK, send it......I think!

    I used to make currant jelly with home grown currants but never thought of making soup with the jelly. :)

    Will be awaiting, with baited breath, the secret soup recipe.
    Mary C