Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Perfect Fall Day

Really, what could be better than this? The weather was perfect-bright and sunny, breezy, not hot, not cool. It really was perfect- and the perfect day to spend some time at a nearby park before heading to the apple orchard.

We brought home about 40 pounds of McIntosh apples. And while I suspect that a good majority of them will be eaten out of hand, it should be fun to find ways to use them up. Next weekend we'll be picking up the "seconds" of apples to turn into applesauce, so these will be put to eating use...and more eating use...maybe a pie...maybe a crisp. The mind reels with all the possibilities. With all the different seasons of produce, apple season is our favorite. Happy Fall everyone!


Claire said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! I wish we had an apple farm somewhere near. Hope your weather was actually fall-like. Around here, we don't even have fall. The leaves go from green to pretty oranges for us. In fact, I remember orange leaves, but I wouldn't be surprised if kids around here didn't really know what fall looks like. How sad!

Erika W. said...

I didn't realize that there were places that didn't get fall color. I don't think we've hit peak color yet though. This weekend it was a little warm to totally feel fall-like, but there was an undeniable fall smell in the air, if that makes sense. The kids can't wait for all the leaves to fall to make leaf piles. :-)

katrina said...

oooo i want to go apple picking so badly right now!! cooking light has an amazing roasted apple sauce recipe, i usually dont add any other sugar and dont peel the apples, the skins are amazing in it.. hope yu try it.. i caint wait to make it!