When we were at the Farmer's Market last weekend, I had a conversation with Dan that went something like this:
Dan: "Ooohhh . . . apple butter!"
Me: "Buy some."
Dan: " Nah . . . "
Dan: "Eh . . . "
Me: "I'll make you some."
So, I made apple butter in my crock pot.
I didn't measure, but I peeled, cored, and chopped about 12 cups of apples and dumped them in the crock. I then added 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup agave. Cooked it on high for 1 hour, low for 12 hours, (left the lid cracked for the last 45 minutes so some of the moisture would cook off,) and, voila!
Yummy deliciousness. Some in the fridge for now, some in the freezer for later.
I also made cookies this week:
1 cup Earth Balance (softened)
1/2 cup natural granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon EnerG whipped with 1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened flake coconut
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Bake at 375 for 8 to 11 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies.
I'm going to have to take these cookies in to work tomorrow . . . they just keep hopping into my mouth!! :)