Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Week 19 Wednesday (5/14/14)

Recipe Review       

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Homemade Applesauce
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 167 calories per serving, if 12 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

It's a little blurry but you get a close-up here.

         Homemade applesauce reminds me of my Grandma. She had this wonderful apple peeler or grinder that was heavy metal and attached to the kitchen table. She always made the best applesauce.
         This homemade applesauce is wonderful. It is a cinnamon applesauce and has so many flavors. Ree gave additional things to add as optional. I added about 1/8 of a cup of maple syrup and it gave it a little extra flavor.  This took less than 30 minutes to create and it is wonderful.
I am really turning into Suzie Homemaker!

Gabbin’ About Gratitude

         I am so thankful for my education. I learned to love learning. Who would have known that a girl who hated school would be a school teacher and love her job as much as I do.  I am so grateful to Mindy Miller and Beth Buttell who convinced me to take my first education class and gave me a lifetime career.

Memory Musings

         I previously wrote about the Kane County Fair and Kim’s metal horses but there were other special things that happened at that fair.
         One year we attended the fair and the big event was the goldfish bowl. The booth had individual fish bowls set up and each bowl contained one beautiful goldfish. If you could toss a ping pong ball into one of the bowls, you got to take the fish home. We spent a lot of time at that booth and took home a lot of fish.
         Another year the main attraction was the duck booth. It was similar to the goldfish bowl booth from previous years but this time you played a game and won a baby duck. The kids in our neighborhood won a total of 11 ducklings. It didn’t take our parents long to realize that we just didn’t have the facilities to keep ducklings. They grew quickly and the foot high fence could not contain them anymore. Once again, my Aunt Marge and Uncle Lyle came to the rescue. They took all 11 white ducklings. One of them grew to be enormous and was quite the pet.
         A big thanks to my Aunt and Uncle for saving our family from two critter nightmares.

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