Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!

I totally forgot that today is Johnny Appleseed Day. I used to love this day when I was working in the schools. The kindergarten class would always make homemade applesauce and then bring it to share with the office staff. Oh how I loved being a counselor on that day! So when another blogger mentioned buying apples to celebrate this awesome day I just knew I had to find me a recipe. After searching around I found this simple recipe on We might be celebrating a day late because it takes a little while and I need to buy the apples but I can't wait to try it out. Maybe you can try it out too. I've changed it a little bit to fit our needs but you can click the link to see the original recipe.

  • 5-6  Granny Smiths apples
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar. (adjust for taste)

  • Peel, core and chop up the apples. Put all the ingredients in your crockpot and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
    Of course, you can adjust the sugar and spice amounts to suit your families tastes.

    And before you eat here's a cute little blessing that we used to say at my church camp when I was younger:

    "Oh the Lord's been good to me, 
    and so I thank the Lord, 
    for giving me, 
    the things I need, 
    the sun, the rain and the appleseeds. 
    The Lord's been good to me.

    Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!


    1. Oh I used to love Johnny Appleseed Day at school. We would do such fun projects!

    2. That sounds great! Granny Smith is my little one's favorite apple. But, unfortunately I'm the only one that likes applesauce around here. I might try this in my little crockpot that I usually use for dips - just for myself!
      Thanks for sharing.

    3. I didn't know it was Johnny Appleseed Day!


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