Monday, October 24, 2011

Fritters and Fabric

Today was a Suzie Homemaker kind of day.  It started out with delicious homemade apple fritters.  YUM!

Usually frying things in oil makes the house smell awful, but this time it smelled sweet, like apples and cinnamon.

And the delicious end product wasn't nearly as hard to make as it looked.


Then it was on to raking the leaves, doing the laundry, and ironing.  The best part about it was that I could finally pre-wash some fabrics I bought with friends at the local quilt shop.

They are mostly for Christmas presents, so it will be a while before you see what I'm turning them in to (can't go spoiling the surprise!).

Have you ever tried homemade apple fritters? 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fabulous Fall!

I love Fall.  The changing leaves, the crisp air, and the apples...oh the apples!  The other weekend we went apple picking and picked a LOT of apples.  Having never made a large pot of applesauce to freeze, I had no idea how few apples it really takes to get a whole bunch of applesauce. 

Tonight I finally dove into the bags of apples we picked.  I ended up going through one of these...

And making a pot of applesauce with my Mom's recipe.

Some of it is going in lunches tomorrow, a container of it is going in the fridge for this week, and multiple containers are going in the freezer for later enjoying.

I also made one of these...

We had an extra pie crust in the fridge from making a quiche at the end of last week, combined with some apples, and another fabulous Mom recipe, plus an cobbler crumb topping...and yum, Yum, YUM!!

I think I'm going to be making more apple recipes in the near future, seeing as the bag in the first picture is all the apples I have LEFT from tonight's endeavor.  But that's all right, I sure do love apples!

What do you love to make with fall apples?