For nearly a decade, my birthday has had an “apple festival” theme. Don’t ask why. It is a long sordid story.
In any case, this past weekend we celebrated my birthday with an “apple festival” which meant-we fed my mother, the prairie dogs, the dog and drove an hour away to pick a few apples and spend the night at the Holiday Inn. (Free–courtesy of the Priority Club points). We picked some apples. We bought a bag of windfall apples. Now I need to do something with them.
I told the kids I would make applesauce…crockpot applesauce and I probably will. Crockpot apple butter is more my thing. I wonder if we have enough apples for both. Likely. In any case, the house will smell good!
Of course, I likely won’t peel first and don’t have the exact apples-so it won’t be exactly like either–but you can’t go wrong with homemade applesauce.