Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Applesauce & a Braid

Meg, the Young Women, and their leaders made applesauce at church tonight.  They boiled apples and put them through some kind of strainer devise that separated the good stuff from the waste.  (Mickey was rather intrigued by it.  I was waiting for him to tell me he was going to buy one so I could make him applesauce.  He didn't but I probably will still make applesauce.)

The jar of sauce was still warm when Meg brought it home.
She couldn't wait to eat it.  Mickey said he'd have to doctor it up before he ate it.  He said they didn't put any sugar or cinnamon in it.  Poor baby.

Something else that Meg came home with tonight was a braid in her hair.  I couldn't believe it!  I've been after her for months to let me do something with her hair.  She has always vehemently refused and then run away.  Somehow she got talked into letting one of her leaders play with her hair.  The braid was no ordinary braid.  It started on the side of her head and went up and over along her hairline, kind of like a headband.  She liked the braid so much that when she showered later she washed her hair around it.  I guess I'll have to get some braiding lessons from Sister L.


janel said...

My parents have one of those sieves--you just cook (pressure cook) the washed apples (including skins, cores, seeds), and then you crank the hot cooked apple mixture through a sieve and it spits out applesauce in a fraction of the time of the old method. Since my dad has an orchard with lots of apples, he hooks up his drill to do the actual cranking, so we can pump out applesauce in major bulk. What a neat activity for YW. I'd love to see the braid, too.

Kelly said...

Sadly the braid was taken out this afternoon before I got a picture. Maybe next time.