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October 10, 2010 | Apples,Food

This is for @mommadona.

Prairie Rose Acres Apple Preserves
12 cups apples, peeled, cored & sliced
2 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice (we used lime juice because we didn’t have lemon juice in the house)
2 packages powdered pectin
8 cups sugar
4 teaspoons ground nutmeg

Combine apples, water and lemon juice in a large pot. Bring to a boil and simmer up to 30 minutes. Run the apples through the blender and return them to the pot. Stir in pectin and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring often. Add sugar. Return to a full rolling boil, then boil hard for 1 minute, stirring often. Remove from heat. Add nutmeg. Immediately pour hot mixture into sterile jars. Put on lids. Boil in a water canner for 40 minutes. (You can halve this recipe. It’s our version of a couple of recipes, and we doubled the amounts.)

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Oh, September grass is the sweetest kind, it goes down easy like apple wine

September 30, 2009 | Apples,Garden,Iowa

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It’s like buttah

November 6, 2008 | 2008 campaign,Afghanistan,Apples,Barack Obama,Economics,Iraq,Politics,PR,U.S. government

Well, not exactly buttah. I cheated and didn’t use a strainer or food grinder, so my apple butter is lumpy. But, hey, it’s apple butter. I got fancy yesterday and used the food grinder on the applesauce. It’s more like buttah than the apple butter. Oh well.

I heard someone on election night say that everyone will remember exactly where they were when Barack Obama was elected president. Yep. I was at home. Making apple butter.

Congratulations, President-elect Obama, on your victory.

You said you need my help.

Yes, you do.

You said you will be my president too.

Yes, you will.

You said you hear my voice.

I’d love to agree with that, but you have shown me that you hear only what you want to hear. So, while I have a whole lot of other things I could say, I’ll leave it at this for now:

Well done. And good luck.

Posted by Becky @ 9:16 pm | 2 Comments  

Apple and sausage pie?

October 22, 2008 | Apples,Food,Stuff


“Apples? Well, that’s weird.”


“But, mmm, that’s good.”

Thanks, Simply Recipes!

Next up: Norsk eplekake, by special request.

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