It was a beautiful fall day here in the midwest and it felt like just the right kind of day to make applesauce! I've never made it before, but I had a bag of apples that I needed to use (which I purchased along the roadside in northern Mich), so applesauce it was going to be. It was a pretty fun process, besides the endless chopping of the apples, I like the peeling part. I followed the directions from America's Test Kitchen cookbook. Being the silly girl that I am, I thought I would make a few changes, like add more water than asked and throw in some cinnamon sticks. The cinnamon was fine, but the water just made it too watery. And instead of using a apple mill, I threw it in the blender which made it a bit too pureed. In the end, it was more like soup, but I'm still very proud of my accomplishment. During the process, I also thought it was time to don my newish vintage apron that I found at an estate sale this summer. It's just so pretty, I don't want to get it dirty (which kind of defeats its purpose).
I hope everyone else is enjoying their fall, wherever they may be. Also, if you have a hankering for other yummy apply treats, you must try this recipe for apple cake. It is freaking amazing (and freaking easy). -S