To say the Memorial Day weekend was just what I needed to rejuvenate is an understatement. It was the perfect mix of family, friends, rest, relaxation and a tad bit of productivity too! It was so nice to be home, especially to be home with my husband. When it comes to "free time" we definitely have a different idea of what is fun. I like to go, go, go and he likes to tinker around the house on his projects. We were able to find a good balance this weekend, and still sneak in a date night.
For awhile I've been tinkering with projects of my own. I'm in the process of developing my coaching practice, playing around with the fun foods I get each week in my CSA and coming up with lists of ideas on how I can continue to reach you...my faithful reader.
I want you to find food delicious.
I want you to find food that connects you to your family.
Food that your children want to eat. That they want to help you make. I want you to sit down at the table and talk about your day. I want you to have one bite take you someplace warm and cozy.
Kind of like home.
This dish was inspired by a dear friend who told me she used her left over rhubarb to make applesauce for her babe. The only babe I have is the hubs, so he's the lucky recipient of this dish. Over the weekend he asked "when are you going to make more of that applesauce?"
It's like music to my ears. Enjoy.
Pear, Rhubarb and Apple Sauce
*Rhubarb is a great source of dietary fiber, potassium and Vitamins C & K*
6 Fuji apples peeled, cored and diced
5 pears (Bartlett or Bosc) peeled, cored and diced
4 stalks of rhubarb peeled and diced
4T honey (I used clover, but any light honey will do)
1/3 c water
Simmer all in a pot, over medium heat, until tender. Use a potato masher and mash. Let cool. Transfer to a glass mason jar and keep refrigerated. The sauce should keep for a week.