Last Saturday the ladies of the family (Cousin, Mom, Grama & Aunt) + my cousin’s boyfriend decided to go on an apple picking adventure!
We went out to Anderson Apple Ranch in Emmett, Idaho to pick apples.
I think my favorite part about this apple ranch is that it’s actually someone’s back yard. She kindly opens it up to the public to pick and lets you buy as many apples as you want.
These are quite honestly the most delicious apples I have ever tasted! We were encouraged to snack on “samples” as we picked.
There was also a great selection of red & yellow apples. The yellow apples were so sweet and delicious!
And some apples were “snack” size! Loved that!
Destination 26.2 Mom is having a blast!
Then it was time to climb the ladder to get the really good ones!
Once we decided we had enough apples we went into the lady’s garage and she weighed them.
My bag o’ apples clocked in at a whopping 12 lbs. And at $.50 a pound, I gladly handed over my $6.00!
Now after purchasing 12 pounds of apples, I was left a little unsure of what I was going to do with all these babies. Then I had visions of cranberries and ginger in my head and immediately googled an applesauce recipe that included the two.
Cranberry Ginger Applesauce:
My applesauce is basically this recipe plus a dash of cinnamon.
Omigawsh, you guys…. this was so TASTY!! I’m not even sure I would have considered myself an “applesauce” person until I made this.
It’s sweet & tangy and smells sooooooooooo good!
What I liked about this recipe is that it was super easy to make. Except for the skinning the apples by hand part, it was super simple.
Now, I still have 6 pounds of apples left! Any ideas on what else I can make with them??
Thanks again for all the encouraging words on my “tissue issue” yesterday. Crossing my fingers that all will be as good as new.