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Friday, July 20, 2007

Fresh Applesauce Recipe

Boring post. I'm sorry. All you're getting today is my food journal and a recipe for fresh, homemade applesauce that we had a lunch today.

1 cup cereal: 2 points
1/2 cup soymilk: 1 point

Mid-morning snack: banana: 2 points

Lunch: English muffin pizza: 4 points
homemade apple sauce: 3 points (recipe below)

Afternoon snack: pretzels: 2 points

Dinner: Hell on the Red Chicken: 5 points
Mexican potato cakes: 3 points

TOTAL: 22 points. I hit the official WW scale tomorrow morning. My knees are shakin'...

Fresh Applesauce

2 lbs. of your favorite cooking/baking apple (for me it was five large Fuji apples)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup sugar

Peel and slice apples and place in large saucepan with apple juice. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes, or until apples slices are soft.

Add nutmeg and sugar; stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add cinnamon; mash with a potato masher until you get a consistency you like.

Chill completely. Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon to serve.

Notes: Two Weight Watchers points (if you care) per 1/2 cup serving. You can even replace the apple juice with apple cider. That might be especially good for a wintertime taste. Let me know if you try it!!!

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