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Monday, October 20, 2008

Apple Week

Thanks to Crunchy Chicken I dried a decent batch of cinnamon apple slices last week. They are already half gone and I need to make more!

And then thanks to Suzanne McMinn at Chickens In The Road I made a tasty batch of Crock Pot Apple Butter, only I left out the rum and raisins this time around.

Paddock Boy sampled the tiny leftovers from the canning and decided it was worth opening a jar for immediate consumption! And I sent a jar home with the in-laws the other day since my M-I-L helped by occupying the Little Cowboy much of last week. They even made an apple pie! I unfortunately knocked a jar off the counter and it crashed on the floor. :( Another jar went home with friends this evening... At this rate I guess no apple butter is going to make it to Christmas for presents this year unless I make some more.

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13 comments:

One Red Horse said...

Liz, I think there should be a "most mouth-watering blog" award. You would win it, hands down. Now I can't stop thinking of apples and cinnamon. YUM!

Latigo Liz said...

I swear that you should blame the other bloggers I mentioned! Seriously. And there are many more out there, too! They all are the ones tempting me into the life of serious domesticity! My grammas would be proud. And I know my mom and MIL are glad that they aren’t the ones doing the canning this year! And I have more than enough to go around this year. If someone wants to swap, I am all for it!

Leah Fry said...

I might have to try them both. Mr. Fry loves apple butter and those dried apple slices look YUMMY. I'll have to check out the recipes. I have never canned/preserved anything.

Thought of you on Sunday as I made another pot of beans. This time, I used ground sirloin as the meat -- very hearty and very little fat. Did you ever try it?

Leah Fry said...

Well never mind then! I don't have a dehydrator, nor do I have a food mill. Oh well...

Pony Girl said...

Those cinnamon apple slices would be great to try with the kids at school!! And I loved apple butter as a kid. Even though I didn't like butter and I didn't like the name "apple butter." :) I haven't had it in years!

Latigo Liz said...

I haven't done the chili recipe yet, but plan on it this weekend as we are having a Pumpkin Carving Party and chili feed/contest.

No need for a food dehydrator. An oven on low heat cracked open and a fan blowing across the front works just as well. And I think if you peeled the apples you wouldn't need a food mill as you could push the pulp through a strainer or just slow cook the apples and keep stirring until they break down. Just a guess. I used a food mill type attachment on my KitchenAid stand mixer (see the jelly posts).

PG, you might need to make sure none of your kids at school have a cinnamon allergy. I know that it is becoming more common.

The Jillybean said...

Ok, I am going to have to try drying some apples now, especially since I went to the apple festival this weekend

Cowgirl said...

Yum! I'll have to try both recipes. Thanks for sharing!

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

Hey Cousin! Leave your porch light on - i am on my way over to get some apple butter.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

I am here to ask you to help bunches and bunches of us blog for peace. It is an important part of my campaign for President.

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I do so hope you have time it's a wonderful project.

Hugs:-)

OLLIE MCKAY ~ A Chic Boutique For Girls Who Shop and Girls Who Golf ~ And lots of Yada in between~ Enjoy! said...

Yummy! I want some of those cinnamon apple slices dipped int the apple butter, so think I better to in the kitchen and get busy! Thanks for sharing these recipes etc - love anything apple, especially in the fall!

Mountain Woman said...

Yum, those apple slices look delicious and apple butter is one of my favorite things.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

None of that yummy stuff would last a week in my house.
My 3 kidlets would gobble those dried apples in less than a day, and the apple butter would be gone by me, in a week!

Alas our apple trees were dormant this year due to a late freeze and hail storm this past winter.
Maybe next year!

~Lisa