Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Apple Daze

This is evidence that our home teacher loves us! Transparent apples are my favorite ones for applesauce and pie filling. This beautiful mountain was grown and picked for us by our neighbor and home teacher. This was what they looked like this morning. I was planning to do some of them, maybe 28 quarts of applesauce. That sounded like a reasonable goal, one a woman can be proud of. But then my husband stepped in.
Nathan is not a man to do things half way. The mess was already underway, may as well finish the project!

We enlisted all this capable help. :) Seth is sitting in one of the boxes, sampling yet another apple. Ethan is loading a pitcher to bring more apples to the sink. I don't have a picture of Camille at work, but she was a trooper, she cut apples for hours. Caleb hauled jars up from the basement. It has been a family effort.

So, 51 actual quarts of applesauce, and 14 quarts of pie filling later.... we are pooped!!! But happy.



8 comments:

Nanette said...

Will you now be baking your dear old cousin a pie? :)

Lisa said...

Wow Jenny, what a busy girl!! So glad your family was there to help. Canning is so much work. What a great home teacher, I'm so glad you have ward members who are helping to look out for you.

LIsa

Karma said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!

Becky said...

WOW 51 of applesauce! AND other yummy stuff! at first i was thinking that your home teacher must hate you....that is a lot of work! but, it is a great thing, and great that you could get helpers along the way! oh do i remember our canning days together! so much better with a friend!

AmyJo Denise said...

That looks...
Divine!
Delicious!
Delectable!
It makes me hungry!
I have always wanted to can!!!

Natalie said...

You definitely had your SUPERWOMAN cape on that day!

AO said...

I'm so glad we could help you out....and your applesauce looks exactly like ours :) just less quarts. Feel free to come over if you want more apples. I wish I had all your kids over last night to help us cut apples :)

Crazy Uncle Ryan said...

As my wife said, please do feel free to get more apples as we still have plenty. Tell your friends to come get them too.