Friday, August 9, 2013
Staycation part 1: Apple Induced Euphoria
After much debate, we decided to use my 4 day weekend for a little staycation here in Indy. Not the kind where you stay home, do nothing, and just enjoy the fact that you have no plans. No, this staycation is more of a vacation that takes place in the area we live. We even wrote out a little itinerary to help ensure we made the most of our time off together before Mike starts back teaching. Like any vacation, we've been eating delicious food (granted we've been cooking it), exploring the area, and not worrying much about accomplishing anything. We went shopping in Edinburgh at the outlets, picked apples at Stuckey's Farm in Sheridan, took Annalyn to her first splash park in Zionsville, and somehow found time to make 13 quarts of apple pie filling! And that's all in the first two days...
Pictures and recipes will be coming soon, but in the meantime, here's a peak at my current source of insane happiness. Well before Fall makes an appearance, we have lots of apple pie filling canned and ready for pies, crisps, and cobblers. I can't even tell you how happy my kitchen is tonight! Take a peak: