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?