Sunday, September 25, 2011
How to NOT make applesauce.
I was feeling adventurous and thought I should raise my homemaking skillz by making some fresh applesauce with some locally grown apples. I learned a few things during the process.
1.) If you want fresh, locally grown apples - Do NOT go to the Georgia State Farmer's market in Forrest Park, GA - thinking you are about to support some local farmers. Not only are there NO farmers there - all the food is imported!
2.) Do NOT buy a huge box of apples from there. Imported apples are not NEARLY as good as local ones.
3.) Do NOT try a new canning recipe 3 weeks after you have a baby. Your body is probably not ready - and neither is your baby.
4.) If you do decide to try a new canning recipe - do NOT try to make a huge batch.
5.) Please, please, please do NOT do all this hungry - you will only decide to fry some chicken and make some cornbread in the midst of your applesauce-making - and it will just compound your clean up time.
6.) And for God's sake DO NOT burn the apples! You will ruin a WHOLE lot of apples and feel really bad about yourself for wasting all of your time, money, and energy!