Hello, everybody!! The Fresh Pioneer is back and I've got a new addition to our little family.
No, not one of these, although I'd totally go for one of these sweet things!
Our new friend is quite the newfangled contraption around here. We're awed, taken-aback, and thrilled all at once when she gets going. This is Lucy, meeting Edna.
I wasn't exactly sure what was going to happen when I introduced another silver, shiny, ultra-functional appliance. Lucy is a super juicer and she was at a yard sale for super cheap! I was hoping everything worked correctly. In the Fall, we get apples by the box, and her previous owner said she could juice 50 apples in several minutes.
So, I brought her home and tried her out... not giving her a name yet because I didn't want the kids to get attached and have a repeat of the grill-that-didn't-make-food episode.
Then dear Edna asked me what 'd do with the pulp. "Huh? Feed it to the chickens, of course."
Hm! What a good idea! So with cups of the pulp, I added 1/4 cup applesauce to moisten it up, then mixed in
1 cup vegetable oil,
2 cups white sugar,
2 tsp vanilla,
2 cups flour,
2 tsp baking soda,
2 tsp baking powder,
1/2 tsp salt,
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon,
1 cup raisins (or pecans but I only had raisins)
So, sweet Lucy will be making appearances now and then as she and Edna come up with more recipes. They're over in the corner chattering away. I think they're talking about the handsome trunk we refurbished. He's quite a hunk. You remember the photo of him before? Well, brace yourselves. This is Mr. Turn-of-The-Century after my girls and I spent a lot of time (and calories, hopefully) stripping off his canvas.
Ok, until next time, my friends!