Thursday, October 17, 2013

Homemade Applesauce

My best friend is from Michigan.
She has lived in Texas now for 30 years.
But she still raves about the fresh fruits from up north.

Since it is prime apple picking time, and her parents were coming down south,
I asked for a batch of them to see if the hype was true.

When I asked for a batch, I didn't anticipate getting about 100 apples!

So, what do you do when you have an overabundance?
Make applesauce!

I was going to make apple pie filling, but the apples were too grainy and soft for that.
So, applesauce it turned out to be.

Step one:
 Peel and peel and peel apples!
This is only one bowl. I had three.

Step two:
Cook apples.
I made two batches.
One with cinnamon and one without.

Step three:
Can those babies!

Step four:
Admire your handiwork.

Step five:
Eat and enjoy!
Yum! Warm, fresh applesauce.

I think I might open one and have it on vanilla ice cream.

Have a great weekend, friends!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Being positive

I cannot express enough how thankful I am God has
placed certain people in my life.
The friends I have made over the years as an Army wife
are so precious to me.
During this transition time into the civilian world,
I am not sure if I would keep my sanity without them.

Finding friends in a very small town where everyone has been
all their lives is hard.
Finding anyone who understands what it is like to change your
whole world is nearly impossible.

Which is why I am so grateful for my Army wife girls.
The ones who have walked this path before me and
give me valuable insight and perspective.
The ones who are still in who encourage me in so many ways.
The ones who I have have touched and who have touched me
over the years.

I know that this season will end and I will settle into the new
life where God has placed us.
I will make new friends, gain new experiences, and
have a new ministry.
All in God's timing.

Until that happens, I will forever be thankful for the
wonderful ladies He provided for me over the years.