Well, today has been a slow day here! We cleaned up around the house, started some laundry,and a family friend from Memphis came to visit for the day. The kids gave him the grand tour of the house, Matt showed him the church, and then we took a drive down to the Delta and out for lunch at a drive-in called Bumpers. After lunch hubby and kiddos played Monopoly Deal with him before he headed home(we love board and card games!)
Sooo, I only got 2 quarts of smooth unsweetened applesauce canned, 4 gallon bags of apple pie filling in the freezer, and a stockpot of apple juice made for later apple-jelly making. The recipe for the apple pie filling can be found here
It's super easy! I've now made 8 of these bags to put in our freezer ;)
I also saved all the peelings and apple cores from making these last 4 bags and will throw them into a pot of water, along with any apples too far gone for sauce, and will make some more apple juice by letting them simmer for several hours. This will also work in a crock pot. I'll then use the apple juice to make apple jelly. This will be a first for me, so I'll let you know how it goes!
Tomorrow's goal: make chocolate waffles for breakfast, make applesauce of the rest of our apple harvest and get it canned, pick the green beans ready in our garden and can if there's enough, and make sure everything's ready for homeschooling year to begin on Monday!