“Whoever thought trout in kitty food was a good idea, obviously never tried it!”
“There’s nothing better than a good piece of jerky…except maybe a good piece of elk jerky.”
“Green Beans…I’m not really sure what they are or why humans eat them. All I know is they are great fun to fling across the kitchen floor!”
“Leaves are to be chased, caught, and shredded to bits. It’s what they were made for!”
So, let’s recap…
- My person bought a bunch of apples.
- The Red Stuff (aka Skin) is all off.
- Most importantly….The Red Stuff is delicious!!!
Ok…now that that’s out of the way…
Once all the Red Stuff was off all the apples, my person put the rest of the apples into this HUGE pot. Then, dumped other things in the top…
What on earth are you adding to the pot?
“Does that cinnamon smell good Sassy?”
What is cinnamon?
“Here Sassy, do you want to see?”
Oh yes please!
My person pulled over a stool so I could sit on it and see what she was doing. The best I could make out, she was just dumping a bunch of brown stuff that she called “cinnamon” and other brown and white things into the pot. Then she poured some water in the pot and set the pot on stove and started to cook it all.
“You just wait Sass, this is Apple Pie Filling going to smell so good and it will taste super good too.”
Whatever you say person…I’m not to sure about this.
Then it got even weirder!
After the stuff was in the pot for a while, my person put an even bigger pot, that was full of water, on the stove too! After all that I decided I would just sit back and watch. This was getting better than the mornings she didn’t drink her brown drink.
My person then took the pot with the “Apple Pie Filling” in it and placed it on the counter where there were some jars. Then she began to fill up all the jars with the “Apple Pie Filling.” I will admit, that Filling stuff did smell really good, maybe she was on to something.
Once the jars were filled, she put lids on, and then stuck them in the HUGE pot with the water…
Haven’t you cooked that stuff enough????
“We’re almost done Sassy. Give me 25 minutes and it will all be done.”
Person, you’ve done some strange things, but I’m pretty sure this beats them all.
Now, I know what your thinking… So what is canning? I know it’s very confusing.
The best I can come up with is that “canning” is basically when you dump a bunch of chopped up food in glass jars for a really long time. Like I told you before…WEIRD!
Where to start….where to start. I’m sure some of you have heard of this, but for those of you who haven’t (like me), I’ll try the best I can to explain it.
So my person tells me that she wants to “can” what she calls “Apple Pie Filling.” So she bought a bunch of apples and I mean a bunch….
“Alright Sassy, you ready for this?”
Of course I’m ready! I want to know what “canning ” is.
“So first we need to wash all the apples, then we “core and peel” them.”
OK, I can wash them, but how do we “core and peel” them.
The next thing I know, my person got the weirdest thing out of the kitchen cupboard.
What is that?!?!
“What’s that Sass?”
That thing in your hands…what is it?
“Do you want to sniff the Apple Peeler/Corer?”
That looks very suspicious, I definitely need to inspect that.
My person let me smell it and then washed it off. This “Apple Peeler/Corer” is a “U”shaped thing that my person clamped on to the counter. Then, at the top of the “U” shaped thing is this weird stick that has three poky things on one end and a handle on the other.
“Here we go Sassy.”
On the poky end my person stuck an apple and then began to turn the handle. All of a sudden the red stuff on the apple began to just fall off !
Everything in me wanted to jump on the counter to get a better look, but good kittys never jump up on the counter.
“What do you think Sassy?”
This is the coolest thing ever!!!!!! Just one question though, what do we do with the red stuff and the rest of the apple?
“Do you want to try some of the skin?”
I don’t know what the skin is, but I want to try that red stuff please!!!!
“What do you think?… is it good?”
Why on earth would you take this red stuff off…it’s DELICIOUS!!!!!
We will be taking a short break this week. My person says we have to do some “canning” before the apples go bad. I’m not really sure what “canning” is, but I will let you know next week.
Have a great week!