OK, maybe just the applesauce. Making applesauce is labor intense. There's only one ingredient - apples. But in order to go from this:
There's a few steps in between. The first step is to borrow my neighbor’s strainer. This is essential. Her strainer can do multiple batches of applesauce, and, unlike my blender, you don’t have to empty it in between. Not to mention, the wonderful thing separates the skins and the seeds saving my from coring and pealing.
But, I’m getting ahead of myself.
Step 1 – Borrow strainer
Step 2 – Wash apples; remove stems, cut in half
Step 3 – Cook apple halves until tender
Step 4 – Put tender apples through strainer
Step 5 – Put apple sauce in bottles and seal using a hot water bath
Step 6 – Feed apple junk to chickens
Step 7 – Enjoy the popping sound as your lids seal tight
Step 8 - Take a nap!