Friday, October 10, 2008

Tubers, Apples, and Wood

Fall is all about tubers, apples, and wood. We break out the crock pot while I start to subtract from the wood pile I spent the summer adding to. Then we make food with various combinations of potatoes, carrots, turnips, and beets. Meanwhile the mud room smells of macintosh apples, cuz that's where we store the great bags of 'em.

I love Fall. 


esp said...

I've got the crockpot working for me today, too. Curried butternut squash and lentil soup. A new recipe, I hope it's good.

Do you store your apples over the winter? I've been thinking about buying another bushel or two for cold storage. I eat at least an apple a day, which I estimate is about 100 pounds a year. Roughly.

Muskegon Critic said...

Not as such. Usually we just end up with a buncha apples which we keep in the mud room. We try to hit the orchard each year. Actually, we're going to an orchard this Sunday for Sami's son's second birthday party (Harry). Though the current stash is from the farmer's market.

Zounds. 100 pounds of Apples?

Actually, a while back I was reading some Mormon site about how to store food, and it had a breakdown of how much food you needed to store per person for a year's emergency rations. It's nuts. It's like 300 pounds of grain per year per adult, 600 pounds of vegetables, 60 pounds of cooking oil. Sheesh.