Thursday, September 11, 2014

First Night Below Freezing

Well we know it had to happen sometime, we got up to 26 degrees this morning and it dipped to 24 just before sunrise. Water troughs we frozen and etc. So much for a low of 40 :(. So I didn't pick any tomatoes that were close as I didn't think we would have a problem. So much for thinking.

We got the apple tree picked last Saturday, along with getting the wood rack out unto the now covered deck :).

28 quarts of applesauce and boy does it taste great. There have been years we have had more on the tree, but after 3 years of late frosts and so none this was still good.

I made a applesauce cake yesterday, very yummy.

Applesauce Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1/2 cup butter
1 and 1/2 cups sugar (I used a blend of sugar and Truvia which made it 1 cup worth of that.)
Add 2 eggs, blend
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 cups applesauce
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup white flour
(Or 2 cups of which ever you have)
Optional 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries(or both if you wish)
Optional 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Blend well  and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until springs back in the middle.

1 comment:

  1. Brrrrrr!!! We are still getting up into the 90s during the day and our lows are maybe 77 F. Sounds like an early winter for parts of the country.


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