Homemade Applesauce

I just finished making Homemade Applesauce.
I have tried several recipes over the years, but this
one that is baked in the oven is my favorite (Arville's too).

I thought I should get this done because this weekend
Habibe and I are making Ajvar.
For those of you who have not had it before - it is absolutely
delicious.  It is roasted peppers (outside over an open fire) and
then it is canned for use all winter. 
Well, that is if it lasts that long.

Here is my Applesauce recipe and maybe
I can share the recipe for Ajvar next week.

Homemade Applesauce

(I quadrupled this recipe)
It made enough for 6 medium jars of applesauce.

2 large apples, peeled and sliced
3 T brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

I placed the apples in a large baking dish and sprinkled the mixture of sugar, spices, and vanilla over the top. 
I then stirred the mixture into the apples and covered the baking dish.
Baked at 350 F.  for about 45 minutes.

I uncovered and mashed the apple mixture with a fork - if you have a food processer then that would be a quick way to do this part.

I didn't get it all canned before Arville was in the kitchen for a bowl of it.
He added just a little butter on top and ate it standing in the kitchen!!


Raise Your Hands @ I Heart Faces

The theme for this week's contest at
"Raise Your Hands"

Here is my entry for this week:

Now go to www.iheartfaces.com to see the other entries.
Have a great week!

White On White Pictures

I am taking a course on Exposure Precision
this month at Better Photo.com
and thought I would share some of my
pictures from the week.

The assignment was to make pictures of white objects
on white backgrounds to see if we could get the
exposure correct.

For the one of the flowers, I went downtown to a little
flower shop to buy the flowers.  The man in the shop could not
understand why I wanted all white flowers and what I was going to do with them.

When I explained that it was for a photography course to see if we could get correct exposure of white on white and if we could then we would be able to expose all other pictures correctly in-camera,
 he just could not believe that it could be done.

 So he made me promise to bring him a copy of the picture so that he could see if for himself.  On Tuesday, I will be near the shop so I think I will take a print of the flower picture.

To be honest, I didn't think it could be done either. HA!  But Jim Zuckerman (the teacher of the course) has made a believer out of me.

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