Friday, October 11, 2013

It's TBA's Freebie Friday and Apple Butter

Happy Friday everyone! I have a fun counting on pumpkin freebie for you...Click on the picture below to get your pumpkin freebie! This worksheet covers numbers 5 and 6 of operations and algebraic common core math standards.

I also have my first giveaway coming up next week so keep coming back...you won't regret it!

Pumpkin Clip Art from Carmela Fiorino Vieira


Click the button to check out all the awesome freebies this week at TBA!


I have been getting super domestic and  have learned how to can apple butter. {Thanks to my aunt!}  Canning is so much easier than I ever though!  I always used to think it took days and days of work to can anything.  While it does take hours it is well worth it because sometimes in the dead of winter you just want the fresh taste of apples that you can't buy at the store!

The recipe is so easy you could just leave it and do whatever you want while it cooks away.  We filled my 6 quart crockpot to the top with cut, peeled and cored apples. My aunt has one of these....
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...which makes me wonder why I don't and makes the cutting, peeling, coring process go very quickly! Then dump in 4 cups of sugar and 4 teaspoons of cinnamon. We turned the crockpot on high for four hours but you could turn it on any temperature you want!  Make sure you stir it every now and then. I was able to fill 12 half pint jars when it was all done cooking.  You have to give the cans a water bath to seal them up. Set the cans in a pot, fill with water to just above the top of the cans. When it starts to boil set the timer for twenty minutes.  After twenty minutes remove the jars...you will hear each of them pop as they begin to seal. (That part scared my cat nearly to death!) Let the jars sit for 24 hours...this allows them to seal properly and don't forget to tell your husband not to poke the jars and prevent them from sealing. *sigh*



Yummy goodness in a jar!  My aunt says they make great Christmas gifts but I'm pretty sure they won't make it to Christmas time!  I just want to eat this stuff with a spoon but it is amazing on toast!

Come back soon! Have a good weekend! Apple on!

1 comment :

Kristie Baysinger said...

Oooh! Now you can teach me! :)