On my list after we finished school today was this: "Make applesauce". I knew I would have a helper in Ella. She has been so anxious to start peeling those apples! I even bought her her very own peeler this year.
Imagine my delight when I received this email from my mom this morning:
If you need help with making applesauce, give me a call okay? "Many hands make light work!" It could be like the old days when the generations gathered in the kitchen to work together. (:I know (!) (How much do you love her?!)
So Ella called her and told her we were starting and she showed up 30 minutes later. She's a whiz, too. Hand that woman a paring knife and she goes like there's no tomorrow. ;) We made it through 2 full boxes in about an hour and a half.
We made a lot of applesauce. Isaac was my taste-tester, and kept thinking I should add just a tiny bit more sugar (!) Audra kept asking for slices of apples while she built a castle with Isaac's MathUSee blocks. Adelia asked for so many apple slices I finally handed her a gigantic apple and sent her outside. Isaias perked up at that so I offered him one, too.
These (and many more that you don't see pictured) were placed in our freezer tonight, alongside our rhubarb sauce and the endless jars of strawberry jam.