Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Crock Pot Apple Butter


 This past weekend we took our yearly fall trip to the Nebraska City Apple Orchards.  It is the best.  You can buy bags, boxes, or bushels and pick whatever apples you want in the orchards. A Kocarnik Family favorite :]

Here is an easy apple butter recipe for all of those apples!

- Crock Pot Apple Butter -

4 lbs (12 cups) apples cored/peeled/sliced
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
2 Tbl apple cider vinegar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg (really good if you have a whole nutmeg you can ground)

Put all of the ingredients in the crock pot on High for 5-6 hours (I only do mine for 5 hours because I like my apple butter more chunky).  Stir every hour or every other hour.  When done, just cover and let it chill over night.  Can in the morning.  Enjoy :]

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Current Project

It has been a while since I have picked up the knitting needles...but it was time.  I found some sweet burnt orange/gold yarn on clearance today and this sweet neck warmer on Pinterest.  We'll see how it turns out!   Love the cream cross stitches.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Random Things...

Baby fun to make for all the little ones arriving.

Leftover lemons...first attempt at a lemon meringue pie...with a graham cracker cinnamon crust.

Jewelry box from a shadow box.

Yum yums from our CSA box.