Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Traditions

It’s that time of year, rich in traditions that warm our hearts and bring delight.

One of our family favorites is making homemade applesauce.

Here’s how we do it:



After you cook them down to a chunky sauce (or smooth if your prefer), don’t forget to add obscene amounts of sugar and some cinnamon to taste!

Yummy.

I am sure you can smell that aroma, can’t you!

Smells like apple pie :)

Go ahead, don’t be shy…eat up!

Oh darn, don’t tell Firehubby. But, I just gave you his bowl. He is going to request another entire batch anyway. One he does not have to share. He gets that way about our applesauce! (A little selfish streak…hmmm)


Thanksgiving is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings.

We are so very thankful for our health, our family, our jobs, and for our friends.

Tomorrow we will journey far away, about 2 whole miles, and enjoy a feast at my sister’s home. Mom and Dad have just arrived from Arizona and Uncle Moosie and family will join too. It will be pretty small this year, only about 15. Cozy :)

May God bless your Thanksgiving!

31 comments:

Mighty M said...

And yours as well! :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! That apple sauce looks so yummy. Don't you just love your apple/slicer/peeler? What did they do before those were invented? LOL!

God Bless,
Jackie

Paige said...

Aaawww...I haven't been reading blogs lately (no time), but always miss yours. Feels like coming home. Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Wylie said...

Ok, I am going to make some apple sauce after seeing this! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Wylie

Jen said...

Sounds just like how I make my applesauce. Yummy!

I hope that you have blessed Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Okay, it's official. I need an apple corer/peeler/slicer thingy. Pronto!

Have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving with your family :)

Foursons said...

My mom makes applesauce just like that! It is delicious!

-stephanie- said...

I love homemade applesauce. Yours looks delicious.

Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you too.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

Yummy! I could smell it:)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Beth E. said...

My mother makes homemade applesauce. She runs it through a thing called a Foley (no, not the catheter! lol). It makes the applesauce super smooth. My boys love it that way!

He & Me + 3 said...

Have a great Thanksgiving my friend!
Hugs,
Mimi

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I love my apple slicer corer thingy! I haven't made applesauce for awhile. It goes so fast around here!

Aspiemom said...

I need your email address!!!!

Glad you didn't add cumin to your applesauce like I did! lol I made a huge batch of sauce once and at night I went into the kitchen and grabbed the cinnamon from the cabinet and added a liberal amount. Thot it smelled kind of gross. Then I TURNED ON THE LIGHT and saw it wasn't cinnamon, it was cumin! What a waste of sauce!

grandma mac said...

Love to make fresh applesauce, what a great tradition for your family. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, may your travels be safe this holiday :)

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Love homemade applesauce - especially mixed in my oatmeal!

So blessed to have found your blog this year - may you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mr. Daddy said...

brings back memories, Mom always cooked up huge amounts and canned it...

Still one of my favorites, Thanks for sharing...

Just Breathe said...

Tell your husbands thank you for the apple sauce.
Have a beautiful day. (we only have 4 this year)
So when you have time, how much sugar with how many apples?

Katie said...

Can you believe this is the first time I've ever heard of making home-made apple sauce? Looks divine! I bet it smells wonderful. Thanks for the idea, and have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Carolyn said...

Happy Thanksgiving - we don't 'have' it here. :-( Hope you have a good one & thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. X

The Blue Sparrow said...

That looks so good! Happy Thanksgiving!

Gracie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Friend. I am thankful for you. =)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Anything that has an obscene amount of sugar in it is OK by me!! LOL

Hope that you and yours are enjoying a fabulous holiday weekend.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

That looks yummy!!!

lifebythecreek said...

Oh. I might be jealous. This year, we were all split in different directions, so Bughunter and I were with my mom and we ate out for T'giving. *sigh* But what matters was that we were with loved ones, and I will not lose sight of that!
If you give a Firehubby an apple, he'll want to make applesauce. And if he makes applesauce, he'll want it all for himself. And if you make him share? He'll probably pitch a fit and want to make more.... :<)
Hugs and blessings... love you guys!

Helene said...

It looks yummy!!! I've never made homemade applesauce before..I had no idea it was that easy!

~*Michelle*~ said...

popping in late......but YUMMY!!!!!!!! I am totally making this for Christmas dinner. We have that nifty thing-a-ma-jig peeler too! WOOT~

Hope your Thanksgiving weekend was overflowing with blessings. :)

christy rose said...

That sounds so yummy! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!!!

Sneaky Momma said...

We used to make applesauce with our first graders when I was a teacher. The smell would meander it's way into every nook and cranny of the school. YUM!
Hope you had a great Tgiving! :)

Orah said...

mmm - yumm. I make a batch of home made apple sauce for our Succos holiday which was in October. We just finished it off. we actually went apple picking (reminds me, never posted about that). I like to put a lemon in it and also actual cinnamon sticks. Hope it came out great.

jennykate77 said...

MMmmmmm...sounds so good! I love applesauce, but HOMEMADE applesauce sounds EVEN better! I love mine with lots of cinnamon. Do you put cinnamon in yours?

Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

Kelley said...

yum yum! i want to try this!