Yesterday while the kids were napping Mike and I made and canned applesauce. His parents have an apple tree and they are kind to us and share their apples. :)
Making applesauce is pretty easy... but it takes some time and can be a bit messy.
You start out by cutting the apples and boiling them until they are soft.
Then you put them into the "thing"... I have no idea what it is called for real but it is amazing and makes the job so easy. All you have to do is turn the crank and it takes out all the junk (seeds/peel/core) and leaves you with some yummy, yummy applesauce.
Then you fill up your jars and put them in boiling water for 20-25 minutes. When the time is up, pull them out to cool and listen to the popping of the lids as the seal.
It takes time but the applesauce is the best we ever had... so it makes it all worth it. Not to mention that it is fun to work with Micheal while making the applesauce. It's like a project and we accomplish something together.