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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Reid and I's weekend (yes, I know it's Wednesday

One of the many reasons I am glad I have a blog is because I easily forget. Take for instant how bone-chillingly tired I am most of the time (it's 8:30pm and I'm wiped!), running around like crazy at work literally from the moment I get there until the moment I leave (to come home and do more work for school)... I was pretty sure that this was new this semester, due I thought to increased workload outside of classes that being in my second year brings me and because we're putting up an additional show which means my costume work has doubled for the fall semester. However, I went back and looked at old blog posts (of first semester last year) and recalled one night when I was lying on my bed crying because I knew I still had two more hours of class prep ahead of me and I was so tired! And that makes me happy, in a strange sort of way... the blog helps me remember that I was at this place before and that there is light on the other side (namely winter break)!

At any rate... I wanted to quickly tell you about Reid and I's weekend. We went to the Alamosa Farmer's Market and in a streak of crazies I decided I wanted to buy an entire box of apples and can them! So, we did! Reid and I peeled the apples, made applesauce and canned approximately 144 oz of the stuff on Sunday and Monday evenings. Not only that... we also bought a pumpkin, cooked it down and made roasted pumpkin seeds and pumpkin puree! And I must say, I am quite proud of us. So proud that I'm thinking about buying something else this weekend and making jam!
Enjoy the pictures!
Here are our roasted pumpkin seeds... yes, they are sideways. I didn't mean for them to be but I'm too lazy to take the picture down just to flip it :)

Our bags of pumpkin puree... I'm not sure in the end that the work is worth it (I think the cans of pumpkin puree only cost a few dollars more than the pumpkin we bought). But I'm sure I will enjoy the resulting pumpkin bread!

Reid peeling apples... we peeled quite a few of them (though together it was a lot less work than I thought it would be).

Me mashing applesauce (and striking some strange modeling meets I've been standing on my feet for too long pose).

And our final hull! Not bad hunh?? And I'm proud to report that all 16 cans seemed to have seeled up nicely. Of course now we have to crack one open and make sure it's yummy before we give it away as gifts to anyone... 'cause of course Reid and I aren't really fans of applesauce :) But we'll eat it on icecream and I bet it will make good applesauce bread.


Alice said...

Your Grandma would be proud!! LOL
And are you taking your vitamins?????????(asks the MOTHER)
And applesauce is yummy with cinnamon according to your daddy.
Plus, making your own is always good. Not bad stuff in it!!

JayD said...

While you were peeling all of those apples you could have sliced a few and baked a pie. ymmmmm. pie.

Merrilee said...

Yay for canning!
Your applesauce looks delicious! And knowing where it came from and what went into makes it taste so much better than store bought!

AND, it is so satisfying to hear that "dink" when the lids seal. One of my favorite noises (next to the sound my head makes when it hits the pillow!)

Alaina said...

Wow! I'm super impressed! I have yet to make our applesauce this year...it's a favorite around here! Calvin loves it so much that he will sometimes include it in his prayers. :)

Jamie said...

I think it is great that you made that much applesauce, but are not such big fans of it. But bravo!

As an aside, it makes great baby food...hint hint. I will be needing some around March or so.