Friday, October 14, 2011

Twenty Pounds of Apples

I recently took the kiddos to an apple orchard that is about 30 minutes from our home. Apple Hill. I've been going here since I was a kid and it was fun to take the littles up there to start a new Fall tradition!

Anyway this place has fresh picked apples, natural apple juice, apple donuts & fritters (my personal favorite) and every other kind of apple something or another you can think of!

Needless to say I came home with a lovely bounty of appley goodness, which included twenty pounds of apples for $19.50! What do you do with 20 pounds of local Jonathan apples you ask?


I'll show you...

Apple Pie. I actually made two, but when warm apple pie comes out of the oven it's hard to photograph when it's almost half eaten!


Apple Sauce. Made about 12 pints, so good and just a little bit of sugar was needed!


Then I turned the applesauce into Apple Butter! This recipe is what I used to make it (in the crock pot!), and it is to die for good!

applebutter 01

applebutter 02

And we still had about 15 apples left over for snacking!

Whew, I think I'm all appled out, until next year! ;)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Candy Corn Wreath

Halloween Wreath by neesypea
Halloween Wreath, a photo by neesypea on Flickr.

My Halloween wreath made with hot glued candy corn! Bought the grapevine wreath at Micheal's, spray painted it black, and there you have it! I'll be adding it to the front door with some orange ribbon later.

Update: 10/24/2011

Here it is finished and hanging from the front door. The only thing I would do different a (and still might do) is apply a clear spray varnish on the candy corn, because after a few days of being out doors they are starting to get moist (ew) ;P

Candy Corn Wreath finished and on the door!