I've been ignoring my little blog...so here are a few things I've been up to lately:
Apple Pie Filling (makes 6 quarts)
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup corn starch
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
Combine ingredients in a large pot and stir in 10 cups of water. Cook on stovetop until thick. Add 3 Tblsp. lemon juice.
Raw pack apples in jars. Fill with syrup, leaving 1/2 inch of space at top.
Can in water bath for 20 minutes.
Then, when you're ready to make a pie, you bake it at 400 degrees for 50 minutes.
I also made this using peaches instead of apples. I can't wait to eat those pies! Meanwhile, they look very pretty on my pantry shelves.
Here's something else that's been keeping me busy:
Also consuming a lot of my time lately: planning our family trip to Israel! We leave in just 14 days!!! We are SO excited. I've been busy trying to get all the little details taken care of and a tentative itinerary planned out. We are very independent travelers. We don't do tour groups. I do all of the research and planning myself (that's half the fun!). I can't believe our departure date is coming up so soon! I still have so much to do.......