Friday? Huh. It seems as though the days of this week just sort of disappeared in a puff of laundry, homework, and appointment colored smoke. I took Z. to the pediatric allergy clinic early in the week for some pretty exhaustive testing to see if we can begin to sort through what he is actually allergic to, and what he can actually be eating. It has been feeling more and more like the answers to these two questions are currently: "everything!" and "nothing!"
But apple season is upon us here on the East Coast, and it seems that homemade applesauce is one thing that both of my kids will actually eat. And like. So, I've spent a couple of hours here and there over the last few days making batches of homemade apple and pear sauce. Having a good food mill on hand means that I don't have to peel anything, and really, once you remove that step the whole thing goes pretty quickly.
I did peel a bunch of apples for another purpose though: apple crisp. I'm still experimenting with a good gluten-free crisp topping, particularly since oats are contraband around these parts as well. I'm getting close though, and I think that after my next attempt I may well be in a position to share my recipe.
Speaking of sharing, I made up a fun little set of labels to adorn your jars of homemade applesauce (or any other sweet treats that might be coming from your kitchen these days). You can download a set by hopping on over to the Sparkle Stories blog here.
Also, because of all the busy (and the lazy too, I suppose), I haven't actually managed to take down the Alphabet Glue Back to School Sale codes. So, if you want to stock up on a few issues at a discount, this weekend is a good time.