An apple a day...
I know apples are good for you, but my wrist is killing me. :)
Hubby and I took an unexpected day trip last week and wound up going to one of our favorite places~ the Smoky Mountains. Along the way we stopped by another favorite place- Carvers Apple Orchard in Cosby, TN. We came home with a bounty of fried pies, pumpkin butter, and a half a bushel of Granny Smith apples. (A cute apple basket came with the deal! *squeal*)
The Granny Smiths will be dried and put into the freezer to use later, so I spent the day peeling, slicing, cutting, and drying, and constantly cleaning up the mess from these juicy apples.
I'm just about finished.....
Here are some apple slices waiting to go into the dehydrator...
they're soaking in a bath of Fruit Fresh to keep them from turning brown.
The Quality Control Inspector is taking a break while I clean up yet another mess.
(Actually, she took one very long break in which she was snoring...
I think she was supposed to be on the job in this picture.)
I also had to take an unexpected break when I heard a commotion outside.
Something had the chickens very upset, so I ran outside and looked... and looked..
It took me a minute to find the source of all this uproar and when I finally did,
I ran inside and got my camera.
Can you see the hawk in this picture?
It's not a very good picture because it was a couple of hundred yards away,
but it was still too close for comfort to the Silkies.
I clapped my hands and it flew off, and everyone finally calmed down.
Back to the kitchen. (And the mess...)
Most of the apples go into the dehydrator....
But some go into the oven,
in part because I don't have room in my dehydrator for all of them at once,
and the other reason is they get a crispy texture in the oven, almost like a potato chip,
and they are delicious that way.
In other words, the ones that are in the oven will be eaten soon.
Like in, as soon as they come out....
*om nom nom*
Why do I even bother putting them in a bag? *Sigh*
Happy Thursday, everyone!
(Don't forget to eat an apple today!)