It all began back in June when I was reading my friend Beth's blog aka Rambling girl she posted about her freezer and how she may not be crafty but she was crafty with the goodness of the land. I posted a comment on that post and said the following:
Rachel said... Trust me the Ability to Craft FOOD is always better then crafting! I mean when hard times hit I won't be able to eat my glue gun & covered buttons! :)
I thought a lot about her post and really it started innocently enough like most things do......
I said to my friend Carol. "We really don't have much food supply" not even 1 week later it was free green beans from our friends the Hibbert's (twice), then it was tons of free corn from my hubby's Aunt Beverly which now resides in the freezer (the corn not dear Aunt B. :) Then I moved onto Peaches which I paid 20 bucks for 120 pounds. Then the apples............ OH THE APPLES!!!!
I also made some Sweet Zucchini Relish which is DELISH & a bunch of Canned Stew which is just plain awesome!
We also have 300 pounds (and counting) of wheat in storage and I am working on rice, flour, sugar & well everything else for that matter.
So Thank you Beth and Carol, I love knowing that when times get tough I will be able to Can our extra food because really I don't think my family will love eating my large stash of fabric and glue.
Making Apple Sauce: A Tutorial
1st remove flowers from bottom of Apples
I used a metal teaspoon to do this job.
Boil the apples until the skins crack. I boil mine whole.
Then after they boil for a few minutes let them rest and cool (the key to thick sauce)
Then quarter or half them and put them into the hopper.
Turn the crank and you have Apple Sauce!
I sprinkle a little Fruit Fresh on my sauce to help it keep from browning while it waits to be jarred.
ladle the sauce into jars and water bath them for 25 minutes
And these are what are waiting for me, more apples for pie filling and some yummy pears! These will get done next week as this week I'm knee deep in Super Saturday crafts. I'm in charge of one of the classes. Ya gotta love 4 ward stake activities.
P.S.S. I'm feeling a little better, still on the mend but much better then a couple days ago. ;)