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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

GETTING READY

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.


4 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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?

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  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

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