Joshua took this picture. Kinda cool, isn't it?
not as much fun, but we still got apples!
And boy, did we get some apples! The orchard we ended up at had apples for about $0.50 per pound. So we bought 1/2 a bushel of Brae-burn apples and 1/2 a bushel of Golden Delicious apples.
what can I say, we eat a lot of apples!
Beyond eating and juicing them, I had a few more ideas of how to use all those apples...
First, we cored and cut our apples...
The quick way
...I love this cutter from Pampered Chef!
We then put the cut apples in the crock pot with a little water.
While Seth took his turn cutting apples...
Noah rolled the lemon around on the floor to loosen the juice.
He rolled... and rolled... and rolled it.
sometimes you just have to put a little elbow grease into it, ya know!
Next Seth cut the lemon...
and squeezed it in on top of the apples. We also added some vanilla extract and cinnamon.
This is what it looked like after about 3 hours.
well okay, I guess when I have to pay $2 per pound for apples I will buy store bought... it's not soooo bad!
But until then I'll be goin' to town on all this yummy homemade goodness!