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.