work … about that … i was doing it, honestly! 
… but then i got hungry … and lost concentration.

time for a snack!  … i need to go to the food store (yes, i call it the food store.  yes, i am aware that it sells more than just food)

i have a bag of questionable apples … time for some cooking (perfect procrastination!) 


yes, applesauce. 


my coworkers have an obsession with applesauce.  they eat it with a spoon, straight from the jar.
so here it is – simple & delicious – Paul + Veronica’s applesauce:


6 small apples (fuji were sweet perfection)
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
pinch of salt
a wedge of lemon

what TO DO

skin & cut the apples into chunks 
place the apples in a pot 
add water, brown sugar, cinnamon, & salt
add lemon juice from the wedge of lemon
throw the skin of the lemon into the pot
(this supposedly brings out the flavor of the apples)

cook covered at a high heat for about 5-10 mins
lower to a medium heat for another 15-25 mins
(I had some extra water.  I kept some with the apples 
and drained the rest, saving it for my afternoon tea)

mash the apples with a fork or a potato masher 
process, if you have a processor and prefer a smoother texture  

sneak some warm.       for yourself
jar some.  for a friend, for yourself
put it in the fridge, eat it cold, with a spoon.

[ for Paul + Veronica, Rule # 29 finish something ]

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