Yesterday was my Uncle Greg's funeral. He died last Thursday morning and I hung out with my Aunt Cathy and the family over the weekend, but I had to work yesterday. :( Boo. After work though, at 8 PM, I finally got to see everyone. Their house was Party Central (yep, that's as original as I'm getting today) and my aunt was gushing about how good it felt to smile and laugh. :) She's soooo cute when she's drunk. Anyways, besides the nice bonding and family time, I tried a new shot and it was AWESOME. Thanks to my cousin's wife, Carrie, this will be my shot of choice if Apple Pie isn't available. It's RumChata and it really does taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. YUM. I kind of want to have a party just to have an excuse to drink this...Drinking at canning parties probably make everything taste better.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I can't wait to start canning! I got this awesome recipe from Sheri's Sweet Life and it's doing the equivalent of money burning holes in pockets. EEEeeep!
Applesauce with Honey
16 c apples- peeled, cored, cut up
1 c water
2 t lemon juice
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t allspice
Start with 3 T honey, up to 1/4 c of honey to your taste
Put apples, lemon and water in pot, bring to boil and cook until soft. Add the honey and spices at the end, cooking a few more minutes. Either smash with wooden spoon if desiring chunky, or put in blender if desiring a smoother texture. Follow your manufacturer's guide to canning. Can be frozen in containers with good results as well.
I've taken a few days off of JM's 30 Day Shred and I need to get motivated to start again. I thought for sure those few days of laziness would undo whatever firmness was starting to make its way through winter padding but it hasn't. Which is pretty much why I stopped. I'm done with my job after tomorrow, so I'll just make working out like a job. If I pretend I'm getting paid, I'll pretty much do anything.