OF course, MAKE APPLESAUCE! and LOTS of it!
First you recruit your husband to do all of the cutting and throw them in to a boiling pot of water
NEXT... Get your kids to help you send them through your Kitchen Aid Strainer (they love watching the WASTE come out the end!)
THEN.... Put them in to the boiling hot canner for 25 min.
AND there you have it 28 quarts of yummy apple sauce (the 28th is in the fridge, we didn't seal it, we wanted to eat it the next day!)
This equals only 1/2 of the apples and pears we picked. The rest is out in the garage WAITING to be made into yummy apple sauce!
NOTE: I know the apple sauce looks PINK! The Paula Reds were REALLY pink inside! Also, the very thick pink syrupy looking water that the apples were boiled in, is in 2 quart jars in the fridge, I am going to experiment with using it to make SOMETHING with... maybe cake!!!???