Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Series of Rhetorical Questions

What would you think if you heard that you could purchase a bushel of apples for $4.45? Would you think that if one bushel for $4 was a good thing that two bushels for under $9 was a fantastic thing?

What would you think when two bushels of apples showed up at your door and each bag weighed more than your six-year old? A reasonable person would never, never, EVER hurriedly hide those two large bags of apples in the garage, of course, but would a reasonable person think about hiding the bags in the garage? And then maybe hide those overwhelming bags of apples in the garage later?

Let the record show that this bag was half-empty at the time of this photo opportunity.
What would you think if another canning novice showed up at your door with this pot? Would this be the pot you would peg as the perfect pot for boiling up 150 pounds of apples? (Or would you secretly try to stuff two one-year-olds in the pot because that would be funnier than destemming and cutting 3 million apples?)

Would you complain bitterly or laugh hysterically as those 150 pounds of apples were squished through a food grinder? How many times would you need to use Google to determine how to bottle up some applesauce?
And two final questions:
Would you be absolutely astounded when 150 pounds of apples turned into a perfectly reasonable amount of applesauce?And how proud would you be of yourself and your novice partner when it turned out to taste delicious?

12 comments:

Bonnie said...

I'm impressed! Great Job Emilee! You are quite the lady!

The Pynes said...

And how long would it take you to clean out an entire shelf in the pantry to store it all? ;)

Lyle said...

I'm sure Grandma Anderson is smiling.

Kate said...

Holy cow! That's awesome. I love homemade applesauce. My sister made a bunch last year, but we can't find any cheap apples. That's an amazing deal!

brittani c. said...

If I had a kitchen large enough, I would be one of those crazies that would enlist into applesauce bottling (because I LOVE homemade applesauce and it tastes better because you made it). I'm way impressed!

Mike and Kelly said...

But don't you feel such a sense of accomplishment? And you should smell the apple butter reducing at my house... Delicious. We did fantastic!!!!

Geo said...

-Or would you secretly try...Hmmmm...
http://spokenagels.blogspot.com/2009/10/whats-for-dinner.html

Lindsay said...

Wow, that sounds like a lot of work. I'm glad the applesauce tastes yummy so all of your hard work paid off.

I was thinking about you guys the other day. How is it possible that we are in October of SECOND year already!?!

Sara said...

Would you, when invited over to an ambitious someone's house for Thanksgiving dinner, try to sneak out said applesauce for your own self?

Looks fantastic Em!

Sara said...

Cute titles! I haven't been willing to read -- nonetheless follow -- the directions. Yet.

Liz said...

I'm still laughing about the possibility of HIDING the apples in the garage. I DO STUFF LIKE THAT TOO! I mean, I MIGHT do things like that.

Annie said...

Bella's tights are so cute. She looks adorable. And i'm impressed with your domestic abilities. Also... I'm excited to see you in 5 days :)