slow cooker applesauce and a lovely fall day

Today we made some homemade slow cooker apple sauce and we felt all sorts of Fall. My mama had made this before and I couldn’t believe how easy it was. If you ever have lots of apples to use up, etc, this is SO simple and SO good. Also sugar free!

All I did was cut up maybe ten apples or so. I peeled them but you could even leave the skin on if you want this to be even more quick. Dice apples into big chunks, throw in half a cup of water, and sprinkle top with cinnamon and nutmeg. Turn cooker on high and let those babies soften up for a couple hours!

Once soft, grab a whisk and stir it up to a consistency that you enjoy. I like mine a little more chunky so I don’t do a whole lot of stirring. If you are a smooth apple sauce kinda gal, you could even throw this all into a blender.

And that is literally it! Enjoy it warm right away, throw it in the fridge and save it for later, put some ice cream or whipped cream on top to satisfy that late night sweet tooth if you know what I’m sayin’.

Happy Fall!

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11.06.16

I got a cold a few days ago. Tried my best to keep as sanitized as possible so Luca boy wouldn’t catch it. But unfortunately baby bear caught his first ever bug. Amazed at how joyful he still always seems to be. Not only does he have a cold, but has some major teeth coming in. So for the next few days you can sure bet he is getting all the extra cuddles and hugs and kisses and love until the whole family is back up on our feet.

Luca is turning 9 months this week! It doesn’t even seem real. Life is so interesting. But it got me thinking of how quickly is first birthday is going to sneak up on me! Time to start brainstorming! I want to throw him such a fun filled little birthday party. I’ve been realizing that parenting is so much of wanting your children to “experience.” To learn, to see new things, to feel new feels, to hear beautiful new sounds, to learn new emotions, to explore all that this world has to offer. I want his first birthday to be a day for him that he just gets to “experience.” Gosh, I love birthday. They are so special. A day to celebrate the amazing human being that you are, to honor all you have come to be, and to remember how much you mean to so many of those around you. Let the brainstorming commence for this mama bear.

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