Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Bottomless peck

Jay, WCK, and I picked apples at an orchard over the weekend. I had never been apple picking before. It was very fun, and we ended up with a peck of apples. I never had any idea what a "peck" was, other than the amount of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked.

Our bucket didn't seem very full at the orchard, but it turns out that a peck of apples is a lot for our little family. It seems like we have been having apples at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, and we've hardly made a dent in our peck. The number of apples in the bag never seems to go down. It's like the apples keep having babies or cloning themselves overnight. Thinking I needed to get creative with the peck, I found a recipe for Apple Pie Pockets. I made those yesterday afternoon and WCK "helped". (Mostly, she kept trying to eat the cinnamon-sugar mixture.) Now we are constantly eating apples and apple pie.

Does the "apple a day keeps the doctor away" philosophy hold true if the apple is inside a pie? I say yes.


Brooke said...


Jen said...

Definitely yes!

We are headed to the apple orchard this weekend - so I say, please please share your recipe!

Anonymous said...

Here's a great recipe for homemade applesauce to get rid of your apples -

5 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of sugar
sprinkle of cinnamon

Put in a small crockpot for 4 hours - stir up. It's delicious and can be doubled, tripled - whatever, and either eaten fresh or frozen. We love it at our house.

Crystal said...

If it doesn't, then it definitely should! I love apples but I don't think I could love them that much.

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Have a great weekend!