One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, September 28, 2014

So Good!



I just tasted our first batch of applesauce.  I enjoyed it with a sprinkle of organic cinnamon.  Absolutely delicious. 
Secretly, I went back inside for seconds.   I'm on the hunt for more apples.  Word has it, that this winter will either be worse than last winter, or longer.  I want to be sure my pantry is bursting with goods.



There's nothing better than a real (made with sugar) coca-cola.  So refreshing! I don't drink soda pop on a regular basis, so this was a nice treat.  

Not sure what we'll get done today, but one thing that needs done today is dig up the septic cap.  



I actually had to write out a new "Top Priority" list for Hubby.  He's under fire now.  

Once we get job #1 done, it will be back in the garden again.


5 comments:

Sandra said...

I love homemade applesauce, and I'm not a fan of coca-cola, it actually hurts my stomach, but once in a while I love a nice cold one from a glass bottle, just like that :)

Mama Pea said...

We're still trying to round up some apples so I can make applesauce. I think we may have located some organically grown ones, I hope, I hope. I sure don't want us to be eating a bunch of toxic sprays and insecticides in our applesauce!

When you wrote about sprinkling cinnamon on your sauce, it reminded me that a combination of cinnamon and honey is supposed to be especially good for us. Something about the way the two react with each other. You could drizzle a small amount of honey on your sauce before sprinkling on the cinnamon. We've been doing the cinnamon/honey thing on our toast in the morning.

My Garden Diaries said...

The applesauce looks delicious pal! And are you kidding me about the winter!?!?! My goodness I am not ready for another one like that! And that comic is spot on! Loved it! Happy week to you! Nicole xo

Susan said...

Your applesauce looks delicious! I'm lucky to live in a town in upstate NY surrounded by apple orchards (and wineries) so there's never a shortage here.

Kristina said...

Sandra, I stashed a few extra bottles of that pop in my fridge. Ha ha!

Mama Pea, the honey and cinnamon together sounds wonderful!

Nicole, I've heard so many people tell me the winter will be bad.

Susan, we only have 2 orchards nearby and both spray.