Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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!