We have been all about apples this week. We picked apples for the first time on Saturday and now have lots of apples in the house. I tried THIS apple pie recipe. I needed something easy with a homemade crust because I didn't have a premade one in the house. This totally did the job. Didn't have to roll out the crust - even better. My topping turned out a little different and I missed the crust on the top but it was still delicious and my husband and I took care of that bad boy in two days.
Today I made THIS homemade applesauce. It was good but I would change a few things. For starters, I can be a lazy cook so when it said you can leave on the skins and that they will dissolve I was all about it. I left the applesauce a little chunky for something new. Basically I just stirred it up - no mashing. Well some of the skins were still there and not fun to eat. So after our first round, I went back with a stick blender and smoothed it all out. Now it is thin and liquidy but still good. I think my next batch I'll just peel the apples first and leave it chunky.
Now I need to get to Trader Joe's for some Cookie Butter which is amazing with apples. And some caramel too so I can make the apples like they do at our local cider mill (sliced apple + warm caramel + chopped peanuts = yum), which is the best!
I finished a product this week that I've been wanting to do for awhile. I have an Interactive Notebook file that covers time and money that is one of my top sellers. Every time it would sell, I would think I need to make more on other topics. I love the concept of interactive notebooks and making the learning more hands on. Plus I think it is great to have a reference for review instead of referring to a worksheet or paper that they already took home and forgot about.
I finally got the place value version finished. Here is a look at what the completed pages look like.
I'd say I'd go back and read the book after but that probably won't happen once I know what happens in the end. But I have heard her other books are even better so I might try those.
Happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend??