Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Apple Pie Filling

It is amazing how satisfying it is to work at one task all day long and see such a pretty result of all that work.  On Monday was the women's ministries event for which I used apples as centrepieces, and once I got all the apples back home afterward, I started to panic a little!  What was I going to do with all these apples.

But today, my friend Jenn came to my rescue.  She brought her canning equipment and her kids, and we canned apple pie filling.  It was great to be able to work together with someone on a task that would be horribly tedious if I did it myself.  Not to mention all the mistakes I would have made.

The kids kept each other occupied and happy for the most part.  Even the two littlest ones were so good--content to crawl around or practice their walking while sneaking crab apples from the box.

Today we canned 21 quarts of apple pie filling (and one half-pint of apple syrup).  Tomorrow I'll make applesauce, and next week we'll tackle the crab apples.  I can't wait to have spiced crab apple preserves just like my mom used to make!

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