As for my weekend, this picture pretty much sums it up.
What you're looking at ...
- 10 C of pureed pumpkin
- 8 pints of apple butter from 2 separate batches
- 8 half-pints (8 oz jars) of apple conserves
- 8 quarter-pints (4 oz jars) of cranberry mustard
- 1 tuckered out domestic goddess
Not shown: the failed attempt at making Apple Peel Jelly. I found several recipes that gave instructions on how to cook the leftover peels and cores from making other apple goodies in order to produce juice that could be used for apple jelly. However, this idea only works if the apple juice you end up with has good flavor. What I made, although it was a pretty pink color, had little more flavor than water.
Also not shown: the bushel of apples that didn't even get touched. I didn't measure it, but it wouldn't suprise me to learn that it really is a whole bushel. All Northern Spy's, which should make good applesauce.
Something else not shown: my sore and tired feet. Signing off now to finish my adult beverage and put my feet up for a few hours before bed. Tootles!
(And yes, I really do wear an apron around the kitchen. Great way to protect my clothes, and it makes me feel especially domestic!)