So, after the orchard, we had 60 lbs of apples. And because of Little Miss I've been super careful about washing every apple I eat with baking soda and hot water, which is a pain, so I've eaten fewer apples plain like I normally would. Which leaves a lot of apples to have something done with them!
I decided I was going to try my hand at this whole canning thing, since last year it didn't go so well. I don't think I processed the kumquats long enough and refused to eat them, and the apple butter I made last year (what little G didn't immediately eat) we simply kept in the fridge. I was armed with the book "Put Em Up" and I was ready to rock this thing.
Because, you see, we try really hard to eat seasonally. So that means that I only eat apples this time of year. And I love apples. By canning apple sauce, apple butter, and apple preserves and also making plenty of dried apples, we can enjoy them throughout the year. I'm still trying to figure out how to successfully freeze an apple pie, and then life will be perfect!