Things it's nice to return home to:
A small, friendly dog
A guest (parent of said dog)
Three bubbling pots of applesauce
The goal of this applesauce adventure was two fold: using a large cardboard box of apples from the Ericksons and utilizing my mother's amazing new kitchen tool. What is it? Yeah... that's a good question. Basically, its some sort of sauce mill shaped like a giant triangular sieve held up by a stand with a wooden pestle to squish things against the holes. I have no idea what to call it. Anyways, you pour in your sauce and squish it against the sides to smash it up. Words are failing me here. Let's see it in action.
Pretty ingenious, eh?
My very excellent mother cooked up two different kinds: a deliciously sweet cinnamon sauce and a tart one pink with black currants.