No, really, apples. Apple after apple after glorious apple.
MacIntosh, Granny Smith, Cortland, and a peck of Red Delicious. Aren’t they pretty? I think it took me three weeks, working intermittently, of course, to get them all processed into 8 or more quarts of applesauce (thank you for your help, HR!), 3 quarts of sliced apples, and a number of bags of sliced apples that went flat into the freezer.
Only about 2 months later, half the applesauce is gone, the canned slices are used up, and I’ve already made one dip into the freezer for a throw-together pie. I’m tempted to get another bushel, but it was a lot of work and my days off are dwindling. So that’s part of what I was up to during the end of November and beginning of December.