Friday, October 1, 2010
I love Fall--cooler weather, pretty leaves, and best of all, apple picking! Yay! We go nearly every year with our friends Shawn and Michele and their kids to a great farm in North Andover--Smolak Farms. They have tons of trees, sell awesome apple cider donuts, plus there's a cool play area and hay rides. Fun for everyone!
Dashiell had a great time picking apples, and riding around on Rick's shoulders (lots of walking involved in apple picking!). The added bonus is all the good stuff you can do with apples after picking them. Rick makes a tasty apple pie, and this year I made apple butter in our crock pot, and it turned out great (not as thick as I'd hoped, but I didn't leave the cover off the crock pot as long as needed at the end). Thanks to cousin Sherry for posting the recipe on her fantastic blog! And we still have tons of apples left so we can make even more yummy things this weekend! Apple crisp, maybe? Or homemade apple sauce? Or some tasty chicken and apple entree? The possibilities are endless! Go, apples!