Monday was a rainy day, a day for an indoor project, so while I did my physical therapy, Tom went out and picked the crop that had not already dropped, and we made applesauce, since the apples were not that great for eating out of hand.
We both worked on quartering and coring the apples. They filled my two biggest stock pots.
We left the skins on because peeling apples is tedious, and the skins add some color. Once the apples were cooked down, I put them through the food mill to remove the skins. There is also less waste this way, but it does require a lot of cranking.
I set Tom to the task of rounding up cartons and finding matching lids. Then he did the clean up while I filled containers.
We had a little for dinner that evening, held out one carton for Jill and the kids, and stored the rest in the freezer.
We'll deliver it to the kids as needed. Irene especially loves applesauce and it is the favored topping for pancakes at their house.