Are any of you insomniac bloggers? Do you blog late at night when your body and brain won't let you sleep? I only ask because that is what I'm doing right now. Fortunately it's not something that happens too often, but every couple of nights or so the sandman forgets to stop at my place...so I blog. Thank goodness for the miracles of technology to keep us entertained late at night!
My mom often had homemade applesauce for us while growing up as a kid. Mmm, there was nothing better then getting a ladle of that stuff, still steaming, right after being prepared. It just has so much more texture, depth and flavor then any of the jarred stuff that's available at the grocery store. I am also a huge fan of applesauce because it's one of the few forms of fruit that my son will actually eat!
Any chance those necklaces are made with real fruit juice?
For some reason, I always had it in my head that applesauce was way too intimidating to make, and required fancy kitchen equipment and techniques that I didn't have. But, as it turns out, making homemade applesauce is just about as hard as making a pot of mashed potatoes. And just like making mashed potatoes, there really isn't much measuring to do, so trust your gut, and your tongue!
10-20 Golden Delicious apples (just depending on how much you want), peeled, cored and cubed
Put apples in a large pan and add about an inch of water, boil down for several minutes. Apples will release their own juices. Apples will be ready to mash when they are practically falling apart on their own. Mash to desired consistency. Add cinnamon, and sugars to taste, but add sparingly because applesauce will sweeten as it cools.