Half bushel of apples: $12.95 this year (it was $5 last year). I again bought squash for the front porch, and cheap cheap cheap broccoli.
First I made a batch of apple chutney with extra jalapeno from Simply in Season - 6 pints.
Then I made 10 quarts of applesauce, and kept out a few apples for apple crisp. I have it mastered for my family's taste - and we had some homemade butter pecan ice cream to put on it. Yum.
And then my husband took apart the garden, and I had a counter crowded with green tomatoes and little green peppers. I had been relaxed and luxurious about the apples, but the dang fruit flies took over the tomatoes, so I made a half batch of Country Style Sweet Relish, also from Simply in Season. And I put about 1/3 cup of "optional" horseradish in it, can I get an amen? 8 half pints, 2 pints.
Now my canning cupboard is quite full. Amen!