I loaded up the kids and the husband on Sunday and we went apple picking. Now, if you ask the hubby, not his idea of the best way to spend a Sunday, after all football just started, but nonetheless he played along...and we had a really good time. It was busy but out in the orchard, it didn't feel that way.
With two kids "going to town," we quickly - very quickly - had over 25 pounds of apples. I was all excited about the things we were going to make. I LOVE apple butter and that was part of my plan. I went to the store and bought canning jars and even found platinum lids and bands without writing or fruit printed on them...oh the excitement!...but the rest of the family looked at me like I was crazy (OK, crazier than I normally am). So much for that idea...I can not eat all that apple butter myself, and quite honestly the more people I told about apple butter the more people I discovered didn't like it at all. Are they crazy?
At this point, I'd say we have eaten about 5 pounds...we do love apples! But I must still figure out what to do with the rest. Check back tomorrow and see what happens!