Friday, August 8, 2014

What to do ..... in the Summer? Can Apples or other produce!

photo by SMW

Sometimes there are long days at home during the summer with nothing (for the kids!) to do and the entertainment budget is running low. 

If you have a free source of produce or know a u-pick farm go get some of that fruit!  It's a fun outing.  Then you have a second option for something to keep everyone occupied- canning, freezing, or dehydrating.  Let's get in the kitchen.

We had a free apple source.  They were on the 'worn' side and needed to be put-up right away.  We made applesauce and dehydrated apples!  Yum!

Pierce loved turning the apple/peeler/corer/slicer.

We used to do this as a family for years and would do about 40-50 quarts of applesauce, pie apples, and dehydrated apples, but now that my kids are older they don't prefer applesauce and the like as much.  So, it's more of a novelty activity for us, and it's still fun.