Thursday, October 20, 2011

Apple Butter

Tomorrow we are hosting the women of our church at our home for a Fall Recipe Exchange.  It should be a fun time of fellowship and good food.  This morning, after a play date at a nearby park with Sara and her daughter (Maddy), Caleb and I enjoyed peeling, chopping, coring, eating and prepping a large pile of apples for apple butter.  It's so fun to start doing things with Caleb - or at least watching him take interest and try to learn new skills.  He mostly just enjoyed eating the apple chunks but he did try his hand at "peeling" and it was just fun to have him up there with me. 

This afternoon during his nap, I am going to make Sweet Potato Carrot Apple Lentil Soup (which if you have never made this, you have to!! It is so good.  Seriously one of our favorite fall foods - Steve and Caleb too!).  And in the morning, we'll bake bread for the apple butter. What are some of your favorite fall foods?  Leave a comment, share a link, we love new recipes!

1 comment:

  1. Oh how fun! I will be making your lentil soup for small group today along with MY Favorite fall recipe (It is my close friend and "ARMHS war buddy" Amy's): Pumpkin Bars:
    2c flour, 2 c sugar, 2 tsp each of baking powder and soda and cinnamon; mix. In separate bowl, 1 Cup oil, 4 eggs, 2 C Pumpkin; blend, mix both together, add raisins and walnuts if you love them as much as we do, pour into jelly roll pan and bake 350 for about 20 Mn. Cool. Frost with 1 3-oz creme cheese, 3/4 stick butter,1 T milk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1-2 cups sifted powdered sugar mixed well. grated walnuts on top if you like. I thank God for Amy, she is super healthy so the 2 c sugar surprised me but I love these bars, she brought them to fall ARMHS gatherings!