A Visit to the Orchard

This post originally published on a previously-owned blog and was imported here to simplify my life. My family eats much healthier than this nowadays, but I include this post for memories and history. I hope you enjoy the content!

My husband, friends and I went apple picking yesterday!

Now I have a bag full of apples…

What to do? (Especially since almost all were bruised and battered from a sad fall…)

Homemade applesauce, that’s what!

Things were going really well.  I had found this recipe, which seemed simple enough, right?  Well, this a TERRIFIC example of what this blog is all about.  Learning!  Making mistakes!  I’m a new cook and this will obviously demonstrate that. 🙂

All I have left to say is, before you view the following photos, close your eyes.  Imagine the beautiful and colorful Fall leaves gently brushing against the warm kitchen window, the sun is setting, the indoor lights are soft, and the aroma of the kitchen is so full of sweet baking apples, your mouth is salivating.

Suddenly the pot is smoking…


Is that really my apples smelling like that?

Double argh.

After several taste-tasting bites by not just me, the unanimous decision was sad but true:
It needed to go.
Pictures of applesauce are difficult as is.  Random black scorched pieces make it all the more lovely…

[gross pictures deleted] 🙂

I guess all that was left after that was to clean the poor scorched pot…


6 thoughts on “A Visit to the Orchard

  1. It should be fun to pick apples


  2. Nooooooo! All your lovely apples 😦 I hope it wasn't the recipe?! I'd love any feedback you have (and if so, I'm terribly sorry!!). It looks like you had so much fun at the orchard, cool memories.


  3. We have an apple orchard a short drive from San Antonio…went last year, but not this. Need to see if hub wants to go on his next Sat. off! I hate it when a recipe doesn't work. I just posted a recipe on my blog for a Dutch Baby oven pancake w/apple-currant compote. Maybe that would be good for some of your apple bounty!


  4. Ooooooh. Isn't that disappointing? Hey, I'm just up the road from you in the Brownsville/Halsey area. Nice to meet you. Stay in touch since we're both in the 'hood!


  5. Oh no all those pretty apples! But thanks for sharing… always encouraging to know that others also have their less than perfect culinary moments!


  6. oh no, homemade applesauce is the best! i hope you have more luck next time 🙂


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