Sunday, November 21, 2010

Making Applesauce and a Clean Coop

 Today, we made cranberry applesauce for Thanksgiving and a batch of regular applesauce. Yummy!! 

Applesauce Recipe 

**You Will Need: 
About 16 cups chopped apples 
1 1/2 cup of water
3/4 cup of sugar (more or less depending on the sweetness of your apples)
**Directions:
Peel, core, and chop apples and put in a 4 quart pan with water and sugar. 
Cook till soft, then mash apples through a colander. 
Refrigerate and enjoy or process in hot water bath for later. 
To make Cranberry Applesauce...
cook 1 bag of cranberries, with a cup of sugar and a cup of water.
Mash through colander and add to applesauce.


"Seconds" but yummy and perfect for applesauce

Apple Corer/Peeler

Cooking Down the Apples

Mashing
Cooking Down Cranberries








A nice clean coop! 
And...
 introducing the young chickens to the older ones.

 The Coop Cleaner ummm or just helper?
Queens of the Coop
These are all the pictures for now... all the other chickens were camera shy or just kept moving!

5 comments:

Millie said...

That cranberry applesauce sounds yummy.

Aimee @ Chickenville said...

A clean coop feels so good!

I love applesauce with cranberries in it. I just posted a recipe for apple butter that you might like.

http://fromchapelhilltochickenville.blogspot.com/

Mama Hen said...

I have that exact same strainer. I use it for making jellies.

Our coop needs cleaning so badly....

Knatolee said...

We cleaned our coop out in September, yay.

The applesauce looks great.

Razzberry Corner said...

Isn't it tough to get a good picture of a chicken? Sometimes they just wont stand still!