I have Fridays off, but with things so crazy at the beginning of the school year and Zoe’s surgery before that, I haven’t felt like I really had time off until today. Other than a quick trip to the vet for Tycho’s annual check-up and shots, we had nothing planned for the day. It was awesome.
- Zoe and I got to the library. In what may shock many people, I go to the public library far less often than Chris does. I may well lose my librarian card for admitting this. It’s not any particular reason other than I just don’t think of going to a library when I’m not at work at a library. But we had a great time, and I need to remember it for future days with Zoe.
- Zoe kept saying daddy all day. I asked if she wanted to have lunch with Chris, and she gave an emphatic head nod. So we met for lunch.
- We also hit the park again today. Zo mostly wanted to swing, but she also made me get on the swing a couple of times and pushed me, while saying “wheee!”
- Ever since reading this post on the Eat. Drink. Better. blog, I’ve been wanting to make applesauce, and today I got the chance to pick up some apples and give it a go. It turned out really well and made the house smell pretty awesome. I had not realized that applesauce could be quite so silky smooth. A couple of notes on the recipe:
- The recipe calls for sweet apples (not pie apples) because there’s no added sugar. Of course, when I got to the store, I couldn’t for the life of me remember what a good, sweet apple was, because I’m always paying attention to tart apples. So I picked up cortlands. The resulting sauce is tasty, but a little on the tart side.
- The recipe says to leave skin and seeds in and just put the sauce through a food mill to remove them. I don’t have a food mill, so I peeled and cored the apples, and cut them into eighths instead of quarters. I just cooked until it all fell apart in the pan anyway and mashed it with the back of a spoon. Super easy.
- I added a little cinnamon.