Friday, October 15, 2010

…Shrimp Gumbo, Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Stew, Shrimp Butter…

While coming home from our trip this past weekend, we stopped off at a farmer’s market that had a lot of produce.  I was outside petting an adorable little kitty when I saw that the place was selling a large box of apples for $4.  I wanted it!  They were an assorted variety of apples.  Todd gave me the go-ahead to buy them against his better judgement.  Again, I mention, I have OCD tendencies, and I am a sucker for a good deal.  So, we got the box.  When he went to pick it up, he mentioned he thought that there were about 40 lbs of apples in it.  I was tickled pink because I had just run out of the $0.59/lb McIntosh apples I purchased from the store the week before.  And we all know $0.10/lb is a lot better than $0.59/lb!
When I got home, my curiosity got the best of me, so I had to get the bathroom scale.  This box of apples weighed 52 lbs!!!  Yes…you read correctly. FIFTY-TWO LBS!! That is just $0.08/lb!

This is what 52 lbs of apples look like:

What am I going to do with all of these apples?
I have recipes for apple chips, apple cake, apple cobbler, apple pie filling.
I have given a bag of apples to each of my two girlfriends at work, and I plan on giving a bag to my neighbor friend who fed the animals while we were away.  Oh, and my mother when I give her the concord grapes we bought for her (her favorite.)

Of course, I ran out of sugar last week, so I have to go and buy another bag.  I was hoping that there would be a sale on sugar this week, but if not, I am still going to go buy a bag.  I cant wait to start cooking.  There are several crockpot recipes as well that I will be experimenting with. 

Do you have any recipes that you could share to help get rid of some of these apples?


  1. mmm Jealous!

    And you can always do what my dad does if you have a lot of apples leftover (they have two apple trees)-- make a huge batch of chunky applesauce and freeze it for use in pies and things throughout the winter.

  2. You read my mind! :-) I have a crockpot recipe for applesauce that I will make tomorrow. But I have to get peeling/coring & cutting! I will start tonight. I may not be done for a couple of days! :-)