Thank you so much, again, mom, for helping me put up all that applesauce!
We started this morning at about 11:00 am, sorting, cleaning, cutting, cooking, cranking, sweetening, jarring, and processing the apples. Applesauce is a lot of work, but we had a good time chatting and working. The kids were relatively well behaved, though Annalisa got really grumpy around 5. After the jars were all full, and most of them processed, Sara made us manicotti for dinner. Then the sweetest treat of the day was a bowl of Aggie Vanilla ice cream with fresh cinnamon applesauce on top....so good. I left at 8, and mom only had 1 more batch of 7 quarts left to process.
Over all we got 49 quarts of applesauce done. That's incredible! We're both pretty bushed.