Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Apple Butter

I had a large bowl of apples in the homestead kitchen that no one was eating so I decided to experiment with them today. I had a dozen little jelly jars waiting to be opened & used. It started out that the apples would be made into apple sauce but before it was over I went a little bit further. So what I ended up with was apple butter. I have never made apple butter. I just added sugar & spices to get the look & taste that seemed good. When Sam came home from school I asked him to taste it. Well he said I dont like apple butter. I encouraged him to have just a little taste because mom made it. He liked it but said he still did not like store bought apple butter & you know I only like home made food. Boy I sure hope when he grows up he gets a wife who cooks. Or just maybe he will have to do all the cooking.

I have been busy stitching some samplers for the shop. In two weeks there will be a fall festival in the town where the shop is. I am hoping for lots of sells. I would like to find a pattern for jar lid covers. I was given a jar of apple butter for Christmas many years ago that had a pretty fabric circle with elastic sewed inside it that hid the jar flat & ring. I would like to make some to use on my jars. Would you happen to know where I could find a pattern?

I got some wide boards over the weekend at Lowes. I had my coupons in hand to get money off. I & Lucas are going to built a shelf for all the jars of food I have canned. This should be a fun adventure for us.

It has rained since Saturday here & the chickens & kittens are a bit stir crazy. I have put them in & out during the day so they would not be shut in their houses for so long. I hate for them to get soaked. The ducks just love to waddle in the rain & take a dip in the mud puddles. So funny to watch them.

Lucas is at work tonight & Laken went out with friends. So its just Sam & I. Checkers will be a fun game to play after we have our evening meal. We will be having the soup I canned a bit back & slices of apple butter bread. Oh my stash of canned food is going almost as fast as I can it.

I wish you all a good evening as I close this post tonight.

Blessings Til Next Time!


  1. We love apple butter! Nothing like it in the cold of winter! Thankful you have blessings from your hands to bless your family!

  2. hi,Lara
    Home cooking~ you are raising that boy right~ All your food always looks yummy & so presentable~ you put my plates to shame~ We just spoon it out~ giggles~
    enjoy checkers~

  3. Hi Lara your apple butter sound wonderful one of my boys loved playing checkers hes 34 now oh my im telling my age love all that canning your doing it so nice to have in the winter smiles....

  4. oh apple butter sounds yummy..I am getting a 25 pound box of nectarines soon..and I will be putting that up into jam..and of course eating some too..they are my fav..can't wait to see the shelf you make to put all your yummy food one..happy crafting and happy checkers too;)

  5. http://sewing.about.com/od/freeprojects/ss/carjarlidsvisua.htm

    I just found this site that has the covers you are wanting.hope this will help.:)

  6. We have some apples that are going to be ripe soon. Maybe I will bless my young ones with their first taste of apple butter. Thanks for the idea, and stay dry during all the rain. -Steph-

  7. Oh Lara - you make me feel all cozy and warm inside....I love apple butter - especially well on a lightly toasted English muffin... YUMMM!! When can I come for dinner?? ;o) What a satisfying feeling that must give you.....Hope your day was blessed....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. The apple butter looks yummy!Love it on a nice warm biscuit.Can't wait to see the shelf.Hugs,Jen