Traditionally this feast is celebrated the 12th day after Christmas, January 6th, but this year, in the United States, this feast day has been moved to january 8th! Twelfth Night is a day of partying and feasting … lots and lots of feasting, lots and lots of partying and a day chock full of education that encompasses all 5 senses. More
I’ve been making homemade applesauce for a very long time, but now my diet is 99%+ raw food only and has been for about 2 months, but I really wanted to continue to make homemade applesauce for my family because we know it’s much healthier than the over processed kind you buy at the store. With some trial and error I came up with the greatest tasting raw applesauce EVER!!! And the major bonus is it took me only 15 minutes from start to finish and I didn’t cook away all the healthy aspects … its like applesauce the way nature intended!!
I started with 6 apples (I prefer honeycrisp), cored and quartered — not peeled, I like to leave the peel in the applesauce for the benefit of the fiber, but of course, this is a preference, so feel free to peel the skin away, the younger crowd will probably like it better!!
Add the juice of the lemons (I love love love lemons for their taste and their antioxidants, choose fully ripened lemons for the most powerful antioxidant punch. I also recommend choosing organic when possible, obviously! =0
5-6 Large Dates
Add 1/2 cup real maple syrup
Add 1/2 cup distilled water (more or less depending on the consistency you desire)
Add 1 t. cimmamon. (Cinnamon improves the body’s ability to utilize blood sugar.)
Add 1/4 t allspice (Aids in indigestion, expels gas, eases abdominal pain and helps with the chills)
Add 1/2 t nutmeg (Helps with lack of libido … yep!)
Pinch of Natural Sea Salt
Handful of Raisins.
Turn the food processor on, blend to desired consistency. =0
Pour the apple mixture into a bowl. Mix it all together and serve with chopped walnuts, currants or a few chopped dates on top! Mmmm! You might even try throwing a handful of cranberries in with it!!
Decorating our Christmas tree and hanging our stockings with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be here.
A day chock full of playing, shoveling snow, sledding, wrestling, grocery shopping, cooking and eating.
What do you get with a big family? Never-ending fun and more birthdays!!
From the mouths of babes!!! Go To Hell … Then, never before seen footage … WikiLeaks! Meet Dan Kellogg … Susie his Wife, His Kids in Excess … (to the theme of the Jetsons). ha ha — WE’re getting delirious, but still having fun.
Ya, I get the damn point … I can’t escape “I Like Big Butts” — but in less than 3 weeks, it will start to decline!
Thank you Sue and Kath for always remembering us!! We love you TONS!!!
For the Rest Of The Month I will Tag ANYONE who donates as little as $1 to our First Descents Challenge … I will Publicly Thank Friends and tamily members who have donated as well … so DONATE FRIENDS & FAMILY for some much deserved public Accolades!! xoxoxoxox
Day 19 First Descents Challenge – 30 Days of November = 30 Days Kayaking to raise $$ for First Descents. It was incredibly FREEZING today!! Please donate and help the countless cancer patients FD serves. Thanks!
We are offering up our sufferings — freezing cold temps, brain freezes, frostbit fingertips, etc … on behalf of ALL cancer patients during the month of November. Please Join Us!
I think this is perhaps 2 or maybe even 3 days (in a row) of nothing. Nothing extreme, in fact, it’s been so uneventful that I am actually stealing footage from the kids. What am I doing all day? Playing on the floor with Emmy, biking with Maddy & Rowdy, Swings, Tramp …. all of it fun, yet none of it remotely tape worthy. Tomorrow I vow to make something happen … maybe we’ll “do” Jackass? We are good at that!