I got some new cookbooks on vacation, and am having a lot of fun trying out some new things for the family. Today I made one of the kid’s favorites, homemade applesauce… just in time for lunch!
But this was slightly different with some yummy strawberries and it smelled like a nice fall morning, cookin’ on the stove, all through school!
– 5 cups cored and chopped Granny Smith or other organic apple
– 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
– 1/2 cup water
– 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
– 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1 T. lemon juice
In a large pot, bring apples, berries and water to a boil. Stir in maple syrup, reduce heat, and cook over very low heat until fruit is soft. About 30-45 minutes.
Add spices, vanilla and lemon juice. Leave it chunky or pureed in a food processor until smooth.
You may store it in the refrigerator for up to one week. (It didn’t last past today at our house.)
** Today I ask you to join me in prayer for a man named Mike – having surgery today from 1:30pm CST to 6:30 CST – to remove part of his colon, and tumors – after being diagnosed with colon cancer just a few weeks ago. Pray things go smoothly during the surgery, the tumors are removed, and for healing of his body after the chemo-bath they are treating the area with. Also, please pray for his wife, 5 small children, and family and friends who need your comfort throughout this trial.
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”