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Celebrate The Simple

The afternoon is rainy and cold, most chores around the house are completed and the season is fall…let’s make some applesauce. The recipe is simple, almost embarrassingly simple, however nothing beats the taste and smell of homemade applesauce. Especially if you just enjoyed an apple picking weekend! I make a large batch, it freezes beautifully.

The Usual Cast Of Characters

1. Ten to twelve medium sized apples. I use a variety of sweet and tart apples. Granny Smith and Macintosh work well together.

2. 1/2 cup sugar brown or white. Brown adds a deeper flavor. 3. 1/2 cup Red Hot Candies.

4. 3 Tablespoons lemon juice.

The Steps to Glory

1. Slice and core apples. Yes, I keep the skin on. Tough peels will float to the top and are easily scooped out. The rest will be blended in with the immersion blender at the end.

2. Layer apples in the crockpot along with the other ingredients.

3. Cool on high for 2-3 hours or until the apples release the juice. Switch to low for another 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.

4. Blend apples in crockpot with an immersion blender until you reach desired texture. Cook for another hour.

5. Cool and enjoy warm or refrigerate if you enjoy cool applesauce. Freeze in containers to enjoy all year.

Don’t you just love the fall, even the rainy lazy days staying cozy inside?

With memories of beautiful fall weather

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Friday Favorites #552

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Leaves

By Elsie N. Brady

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,


Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air


Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.

And shiny red apples just in reach!

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Down On The Farm

We just needed to find some fall fun this weekend. Hearing the Navy football game from our front porch, played without outside spectators, was not fun. Buying pumpkins from the commissary was effective but missing some element. We needed to find a pumpkin experience stat!

Turning to the internet we discovered a farm about an hour away that seemed to offer some fall adventure, so we packed up our new ride and drove to the country…and I’m so glad we did. The weather was beautiful, the people were friendly and the animals adorable. It might become a yearly tradition.

If you find yourself in the DC area and crave a little fun down on the farm, check out Horsmon Farms

Start your visits with a picnic snack
Big, round perfect pumpkins and colorful mums
Beautiful gourds and Corn
A challenging corn maze
A hiking trail through the beautiful fall scenery
A gentle new friend
Playful goats

I hope you find a little fun this fall!

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Friday Favorites #550

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