One of my favorite things about being back home is the season of Autumn. It is another beautiful rainy autumn day here. I know, I know, it sounds odd, but after living in the desert for almost eight years, I'm happy to see the rain. This morning I woke up to the sound of it pouring. What a wonderful sound!
A couple of weeks ago I went apple picking with my dear friend, Mary. It was a rainy day but that didn't stop us from grabbing a red wagon and heading out in to the orchard. I picked a half bushel and arrived home trying to decide what to do with all these baking apples (Cortland). I made slow cooker applesauce (only to find out my husband doesn't like applesauce). I made several apple crisp (because I found out my husband is crazy about apple crisp). Lastly, I made a cake (which will be the next blog post).
For some reason, I forgot my camera that day. The orchard was wet from the rain and nearly vacant. There was a little bit of fog in the non-orchard trees and a little dog named Mr. Spot that followed us for awhile. Next time, I'll remember the camera.
I made the applesauce the next morning, letting it simmer in the slow cooker for eight hours, filling the house with one of my favorite autumn scents. Later in the day I started on the apple crisp, which is incredibly simple. Four large apples, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, oats and brown sugar. Wonderful straight from the oven.
I can't wait to carve pumpkins and roast pumpkin seeds! September, October and November are my favorite months each year. Next week, we'll take a drive up north to see the foliage.
Next up: Apple Streusel Cake