Let me paint the scene for you. I was running some errands and on my way back home, I pulled up behind a Prius at a stop light. It had a bumper sticker for "Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue" on it. I fumbled around the car trying to find a pen and a scrap of paper so I could expand my puppy search. Finally found one and when I finished writing down the website, I looked up and the car had long since left the stop light.
When I got home, the first thing I did was plug in the URL. I scrolled through 35 puppies and then I found her! She is part Husky (what Austin wants), part German Shepherd (what I want) and all perfect! She had bright blue eyes and was only 2 months old. At this point, I was thinking that the stars were aligning in my favor and that this had to be a sign!
Problem was: if we wanted her, we had to adopt her on Saturday.
We have to go out of town for another wedding in a few weeks and unfortunately we are way too responsible. We thought it through for too long, weighing the options. In the end, we decided we just couldn't do it.
Sometimes I really wish I was more irresponsible and threw caution to the wind. But I guess that's just not me.
On top of that disappointing event, the seasons are changing and those two things in combination had me craving some comfort food.
My mom used to make homemade applesauce every once in a while and I always remember loving the smells that filled up the house. Since summer officially faded into fall this weekend, I decided to combine the fruits of both seasons and make it even easier by using a crockpot!
3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 peaches, peeled and sliced
1/2 c. water
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1. Add apples, peaches, water and honey to a crockpot. Set to low temperature and cook for 3-4 hours.
2. Add cinnamon and transfer to blender (or use immersion blender). Blend until smooth. Serve warm or cooled. Seal leftovers in jars/tupperware and store in refrigerator for up to 10 days.