You might not think of applesauce as being one of those things you need to make. I mean, Mott’s has a pretty good handle on the market right? But I’m hear to tell you, as someone who has made 4 batches in 2 weeks, Mott’s ain’t got nothin’ on me. No kidding, I’m eating a small bowl of homemade applesauce right now, fresh out of the slow cooker, as a late night snack!
First let’s do some housekeeping. I abandoned you all for over 2 weeks. EEKS! In my defense I’ve been wrangling two kids who were on a 2-week – YES TWO WEEK – spring break. And we maybe partook in a bit of international travel. Did I just make up a word? Maybe. We stayed in the same time zone so we didn’t really exert ourselves. But still. There was checked baggage and customs and paperwork. And making sure all the trinkets dangling off of Little R’s backpack were street legal and safe for the metal detector was a full-time job. This is the first year she didn’t insist on taking a stuffed animal the size of my torso so, progress.
Not until a group of us went out to dinner at American Cut in Tribeca last fall did I know what in the hell shishito peppers were. We timed dinner so that the ladies could meet for drinks before the fellas got off work, so an order of these with a cocktail on the side? PUH-LEASE. I think I proceeded to eat 95% of the bowl…thanks girls!
Yesterday I reintroduced gluten but I wanted to wait until today to write my post. Many of the symptoms or side effects from these traditionally inflammatory foods can take a little while to show up, like overnight. So to be sure I was giving it to you straight, I waited until the morning to see how I felt. Here’s what went down: