February 05, 2011

Granny and Apples...

Did I trick you? I bet y'all think I said granny apples. Well, I did not! I said Granny AND apples.
In these parts visits from grannies are rare. See they both live in England, so when we are blessed by their company, it is always a good time.

My mother-in-law flew over for a few weeks to see us a few months ago. It was wonderful spending time and reconnecting. My husband was traveling most of the time she was here. For some of you you might be thinking...how did she do it??? How did she cope all by herself with her MIL??? Well, I won the mil lottery and we are great friends, so it was a blast. Plus she helped me get all of my 2 bushels of apples from the mountains... canned.

Neither one of us had ever done it, but in the end. We made a dozen quarts of applesauce and 25 jars of apple butter.

This is apple butter for those of you who are like...what in the world is apple butter?

It is simply:

a little bit of sugar

and you let it cook down for 6 hours in a crock pot.

When you taste it, you don't know how you lived without it every day for all of your life ;-)

You spread it on toast, biscuits, whatever.

I crack open jars of applesauce all the time and think about my mil now. Maybe I should make my kids call her granny apple from now on.


xoxo Emily xoxo


andrea creates said...

sweet-that's a lot of canning!

Kasey said...

I get along with my MIL too. It's so nice to have such a great relationship with her. I think that would be really cute if they called her Granny Apple! Very appropriate!

Mme. Kara said...

So glad you're back! Thanks again for the apple butter!

Julie said...

Y-U-M-M-Y! And I love your pics!
: )p.s. Thanks for your kind visit!