Sunday cooking

Sunday mornings are so peaceful in my house.  I love the cooler temps Fall has brought with it.  I’m an early riser so I’m typically up well before the sun.  This morning I opened up the windows and enjoyed the sounds of the birds waking up to find their breakfast and off in the distance you could hear the neighbors cows.  Then there’s the sunrise, they are always so beautiful out here.

I spent my morning, like many other Sunday mornings, in the kitchen.  I started out making Breakfast Sandwiches for today and the upcoming work week.  My daughter got home from work (she works nights at a nearby hospital) and she sat and told me about her night while having her sandwich.  It didn’t take long and she was ready to go to bed.

After I finished the breakfast sandwiches, I decided to make some banana bread from the bananas we didn’t eat this week.  They were the perfect ripeness and I didn’t want them to go to waste.  This will be a nice treat this week.

banana-bread

Last night my husband and I took a drive and found a little farm that was selling all of the Fall favorites; pumpkins, mums, gourds, apples and several other veggies.  I picked up a few pounds of apples so I could make some applesauce.

Next I peeled and cored those apples and cooked them up.  They were delicious!  I added just a little bit of sugar, but they didn’t need too much.  These were Jonathon apples.  We’ve been talking about starting a small orchard of our own.  I’ll definitely have to plant a Jonathon!

This batch made up 4 half pint jars plus a small bowl that will be consumed quickly!  My youngest daughter and I LOVE applesauce.  I know it’s easier just to go to the store and buy some, it’s not that expensive.  But, I know what’s in mine and I can control how much sugar goes in it.  On the expense note, I paid $3.50 for 7.5 pounds of apples.  You couldn’t buy 4 jars of applesauce for that.  Plus, store bought just doesn’t taste this good!

applesauce

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