Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Applesauce and Pug Kisses...


We have an apple tree...

and this year it went crazy with apples!


Fred and I picked over 60 lbs this weekend and made applesauce!

Emmitt LOVES apples!

I saved one for him. :)

First we washed, chopped and cooked the apples down covered, for about 2 hours on low with just about 3/4 cup of water on the bottom of the pot.
You can see we even left all the peels on and did not even add any sugar. These apples are not particularly sweet, but the applesauce is delicious!

When they were all cooked down, Fred got out the emersion blender and mushed them into a wonderul chunky sauce.





Yummy!

It is a good thing that it is yummy because I think we have enough to feed the whole state of Colorado. :) Our downstairs freezer is stuffed to the top with packages of applesauce!

Emmitt and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your wonderful wishes for Oscar, Jodi, Rich and us. We all loved Oscar with all of our hearts.

Emmitt is sending you lots of pug kisses to say thank you for your love and support. It means the world to us.


video

xoxoxoxo

20 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Yum! I love applesauce and it looks like you and Fred have enough to feed all of us in blogland! hee, hee! Emmitt is so cute...... love his kisses!

Sandra y Coco said...

That was a very long pug kiss! thank you Emmitt!
MMMMM applesauce!
I have a fig tree, a mango tree, an avocado tree, goldenberry bush (I dont think that's a tree), blackberry and apricot tree BUT in Peru. :(
When I go visit I eat as much as I can and then bring back homemade jelly.

Liss said...

So sweet. The Apple Sauce looks yummy. Ricky especially enjoyed the kissies as he watched the video and turned his head.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Good Morning! I woke up to your wonderful apple pictures... and my favorite of Emmitt with the apple CUTE! I am telling you Melissa, we are totally in synch lately, not only did we go applepicking on Sunday but we made applesauce and applecrisp! I wish I could say that we picked from our own backyard, we do have 2 trees but they are still young and only yielded three. =) Instead we visit one of the 4 beautiful orchards that reside in our town. Thanks for sharing and enjoy! =)

Laura said...

Looks like your holiday shopping is done! That is a bowl of apples, alright! Yummmmmmmm!

Rachel said...

Sooo many apples! I don't think I could have even lifted that big tub!
And thanks for the kisses, Emmitt! I can't get enough puggie lovin'!

Diana Evans said...

Holy Moly Melissaaaaaaaaaa!!!! that is a large amount of Apples!!!and it looks like you both had a wonderful time making the apple sauce...yummmmmmmmm

I made some ...(a small batch) of apple rhubarb strawberry sauce...


Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs
Diana

marianne said...

Hahaha! See what you meant yesterday! Hope Fred didn´t rub his eyes while making the sauce......
I can eat apple sauce and apple pie, as long as the apples have been heated.
Emmitt is adorable with his apple and I love the kiss/movie! I had to laugh.
Goodnight! >M<

Jen said...

Wow, those apples look DELISH!

Hugs to Emmitt!

Jen

2DogStudio said...

WOW~ that's a lot of apples! How wonderful to have a tree in your very own yard! Did you save any to make apple pie and apple jelly??!!!

The Devil Dog said...

Mom can smell your applesauce from here and all she can say is yummy!
She would love some as the mornings have been chilly here.

Roxy

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Melissa,

I've been out of town and out of touch....so sorry to hear about Emmitt's friend Oscar...I hope Jodi is doing ok.

Secondly on a happier note, what a cute little video of Emmitt. can he actually bite into and eat a whole apple or does he just lick at it?? I know my Tzus wouldn't be a able to bite through. LOL They do that all the time, licking, licking, licking...

Ruth

Puglette said...

Yum! I love applesauce! Please thank Emmitt for the wonderful kisses. Charlie and Ollie lick my husband all of the time, I always say they are softening him up to eat him later.
Puggy kisses from us!
Puglette

Maggie and Mitch said...

Can I please come to your house, Emmitt? Apples are my very favorite!

Yer friend,
Mitch

Tere Sanders said...

Mmmmm those apples look yummy! I agree with Emmitt!

Nevis said...

What yummy looking applesauce!!! And Emmitt is adorable with his puggie kissies!!

Aniemother said...

Looking good! I love making things from scratch.. And I love that neat little container, too ;)

Ane

Karine said...

Melissa, you are such an amazing woman - full of energy. Look at all of those beautiful apples! You are so cool, to have a memorial for Oscar on your blog. You have a sweet heart.
(and I will be right over to try some of your applesauce!!!)

Tara Ross Studios said...

oooh,,, love applesauce,,, I bet your kitchen smelled wonderful as you made it!!!

RIP Oscar

Tara

lizzyl said...

the applesauce looks so yummy! and emmitt looks so cute with his apple!