We went apple picking today.
Well actually, just the older boys and I went apple picking, as Charlie stayed back to let Will nap. We picked a full bushel...lots of Golden Delicious and Empires, a few Courtlands, Red Delicious and Rome Beauties as well. And of course, Granny Smith and Fuji--I think those are our favorites to eat raw. And eat them we did.
I hope to put up pie filling tomorrow or later in the week and will post what canning recipe I settle on. The one I used last year was pretty good but I think I can do better. I also hope to can a nice surplus of applesauce. I saw an interesting recipe for applesauce on a wonderful blog I just discovered called by little hands--you roast the apples. I think this will bring a nice depth to the flavors so I'm anxious to try it. I just love homemade applesauce.