This weekend, I bought my first sewing machine. I figure, if I’m going to make a quilt (more on that goal here: link to post), now is as good a time as any to get started. Then, I bought materials to make a quilt. And then I sat down at my sewing machine and learned how to thread it, put in some practice fabric (to make a pincushion), and started sewing. Or, should I say, attempted to start sewing. It didn’t turn out very well.
|I can assure you that it isn't supposed to look like this.|
By far, the most time consuming part of this preparation was peeling and finely chopping the 6 large apples – it took about 35 minutes in total. I’m not used to chopping apples though, so maybe someone with better chopping skills wouldn’t take that long.
I then placed the chopped apples into the crockpot. Next, I added the sugars (white and light brown), ground cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg into the crockpot with the apples.
I set the crockpot to cook for 10 hours on high and covered it. The recipe called for occasional stirring, but I didn’t stir it that often and it turned out well. I did set my alarm to wake up at 5 am (yes, I went back to sleep after – I’m not that crazy) to make sure the crockpot hadn’t set on fire and to give it a halfway through stirring.