Happy Friday, everybody!
I’m a little late getting this posted today, so hopefully you’re not all gone for the weekend! As you may have noticed, we needed to have a chill week here at the e2s blog. Some weeks are just like that. We hope you’ll stay tuned, though, because we have the best intentions to get back at it on Monday!
The past few weeks have been my family’s annual apple processing weeks (remember my applesauce post from last year?). We have an orchard in Pennsylvania we go to every year, and since we’ve been four years in a row now, the owner knows me and knows what type of apples I like. The apple harvest was a little scanty this year, but I still came home with 13 bushels total–10 Jonagold, and 3 Cortland. That’s a lot of apples.
So, besides canning over 150 quarts of applesauce, we’ve been eating a lot of them as snacks, and trying out a few other things, too.
As appetizing as this looks, I’m hoping that it’s the beginning of some apple cider vinegar! I took the parts of the cooked apples that my KitchenAid applesauce attachment spits out, put them in a mason jar, and covered them with water and a loose lid. It’s been sitting in a dark cupboard for almost a week now, and I’m supposed to let it sit for another three or four. While I am excited to see how it turns out, my husband is a little more skeptical 🙂
We’ve also been using the apples for baking! This apple crisp recipe was the first one we tried, and after eating it, my kids decided we didn’t need to try any other recipes. We have, however, made this one about four times.
Around the web this week, here’s a great article on whether or not egg freezing lets women have it all. Back in the very early days at e2s, Bethany did a post on the trend of egg freezing, so I was happy to see a piece so similar over at National Review.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!