Here is the quick on what's been up!
Fall is my favorite season, especially since I live in lovely New England. So in honor of Autumn, I went apple picking in Hollis, NH last weekend. Where I pick there are 19 different varieties of apples and I had to get at least one of each. Yum! The problem with apples is, sometimes I can eat them raw and sometimes I can't. It depends on how the pouch is feeling on each individual day. Some days I make Shelly's Apple Pie Innards, and on days like today, I make apple sauce. It's super easy! Here's the recipe:
You will need:
A crock pot
Apples (however many you want as long as the crock pot closes!)
Water- for a 2.5 quart crock pot
filled with apples I used about 1/4c
Optional: Cinnamon & Splenda to taste
Peel, core, and slice your apples
Place them all in a crock pot
Turn crock pot to low
Go get your nails done, do some shopping, hit the gym/spa/bed for 6 hours!
After 6 hours, turn your crock pot off
Mash your apples with a potato masher (I like my applesauce chunky so I don't mash it too much)
Stir in cinnamon and/or splenda to taste!
Serve warm or refrigerate to cool :)
I plan on going apple picking again this coming weekend so I can can some homemade applesauce.
Also this weekend, I will be attending the Walktoberfest. It's a lot of fun, I just haven't decided if I will be bringing my little Olivia because she has social anxiety... but she's so damn cute!
On Friday I watched my favorite child ever from work. We had so much fun in the hour she was awake. I don't think I've ever done so many different things in such a short period of time! Today I watched some strangers kids. They were super cute and the parents were so nice and down to earth.
This week will be busy. I started a "Hungry Heads" class with my WLS center. It doesn't really apply to me now because I can't eat a lot, but it will help when I am further along so I don't have a hungry head. I also have an appointment with my surgeon (The Jise, <3 him!!), a staff meeting, and something else that I am forgetting at the moment.
It's time for my to go make my yummy bento lunch for tomorrow. Gotta be at work for 7!