One of the ways I always kept track of summer being behind me and winter approching was the canning months that fell in between. Fall, when the leaves turn colors and the kids go back to school. When our family would go out in search of wild grown pears, plumbs, elderberrys and when we would go and buy bushels of apples.
The apples meant home made applesauce for the next year, pie filling and my apple dumplings.
I miss those days before cancer, before the kids were grown and gone. Before I spent my days on Facebook playing my day away.
I am going to make a trip up to my favorite orchard to see if I can get some apples...maybe I will be extra lucky and they will have some squash...
Here is my apple dumpling recipe if you try it either post here or send me a note and tell me how you like them.