Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Miss Lucy in the kitchen

The prompt this week for Carry on Tuesday is the opening of a poem by Siegfried Sassoon entitled Everyone Sang-
"Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight"

The heads or Tails prompt is anything that begins with the letter 'A'.

combined... these two prompts help me give you a synopsis of a happy little part of my week.... Applesauce
As I was baking pork chops for dinner one night
I realized I had run out of Applesauce
I was so bothered by this because like
Peter Brady I LOVE Pork chops AND Applesauce
I usually buy the sweetened type by Motts
Well, discovering I had run out made me crave it worse!
I spied a bowl full of Apples on my counter and thought...
hmmm, how difficult and time consuming would this be??
I turned to my trusty google search for an easy recipe
30 minutes later... I had THE yummiest Applesauce I had ever tasted!
I presented it proudly to my family and declared... I Can't believe that
I've been a Mom for 25 years and have NEVER made Applesauce!!
My family tasted it and agreed it was mmm mmmm good! I imagined that....
Everyone suddenly burst out singing; mmm mmm good
mmm mmm good that's what moms Applesauce is mmm mmm good!
And I was filled with such delight" Truly, like a scene you may have seen from
the good old brady kids! Ah, but in reality, my family just continued eating
a bit more resemblance to cattle than Greg, peter and bobby.
here is that easy recipe....

8 med. apples
1/4 c. sugar
1-2 shakes cinnamon
1 1/4 c. water
Peel and core apples, cut into quarters. Place all ingredients in large saucepan.(applesauce pan!) Cover and cook over medium heat, simmering, until done, about 30 minutes. Mash any remaining lumps with a fork for uniform texture. Makes about 1 quart.
( i used a potato smasher!)


anthonynorth said...

Oh yes, I do like apple sauce. And now I feel hungry :-)

BJ Roan said...

Mmm Mmm good. Mmm Mmm good. That's what this post is, Mmm Mmm good.

Deirdre said...

I've only had store-bought applesauce a few times in my life. It just can't compare with homemade. All I put in mine is a little lemon juice and just enough water to get the cooking started.

We had pork chops this week too, along with a jar of homemade applesauce. Yum. Loved every bite.

keith said...

This is brilliant Lucy! I certainly didn't expect to have a recipe in response to the prompt!

rosey said...

Yum yum! I love apple sauce. I bung cloves in mine too.Tell you what I like too - baked apples with loads of dried fruit where the core used to be. And I like cider too!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

mmmmmmmm good!

Missy said...

love love this. drooling and hungry now :)

Andy Sewina said...

Phew, don't you just love cooking?
Bring on the pork chops!!

Giggles said...

My mom used to make applesauce all the time when I was a kid. Not a big fan of it...but everyone loved it!!

Hugs Giggles

forgetfulone said...

Great story! And a recipe, too! I'm impressed!

gautami tripathy said...

I want it too!

two sides of the same coin