Monday, August 24, 2009
The old-fashioned applebutter making
We have made applebutter like this since I can remember.When I was in 4H we did applebutter at Grandma's every year for a fund raiser :) That 4H club still does it, but they don't stick to the recipe exactly, so ours is better ;)
Since Grandma died, we stir it off at Mommy's house. It is funny, Sam was pointing out today how Mommy is just like Grandma always was at applebutter making :) She barks out orders just like a Sargent ;)
Sam and Elsie have been helping us make applebutter for MANY years. I am not sure how long exactly! haha
Mazie helps too, her and Ed always came out to help when we used to do it at Grandma's.
I didn't get any pics of Mazie stirring. I hope Mommy or Elsie did!
Anyhow. We went down as soon as my babysittin' kids got here this morning, right around 6:45am :) And daddy was just starting the fire.
Sam arrived shortly thereafter with donuts! :)
And we commenced to stirring, scraping, stirring, ect. etc. etc.
We had a bunch of kids here helping us, because Kela's friends Morgan and Katlyn were here as well :)
So anyhow, we finished up around 2pm with the dipping, and the washing rims, and the tightening of rings, and the listening for the popping of the seals :)
It makes for a great day! I love it that we take this time to get together with friends and make something useful (and YUMMY!) :)
I hope it is a tradition that gets passed on down to my grandkids!