We have 2 prolific apple trees in our back yard. I believe that this years crop is the biggest yet in our 17 fall seasons in this house.
In addition to these apple items, we also have a lot of eggplant, and tomatoes right now. So... we made eggplant parmigiana (with romano cheese in place of the parmigian.) And of course ratatouille.
The only thing not from our garden in the ratatouille was some dried mushrooms. We ate that with steak yesterday. We'll eat the casserole of eggplant romano today.
I was complaining about the heat inside the house that is required to can in the middle of the summer, and lamenting about my old friend Carol and her use of an outside unit so she didn't destroy her stove inside. I showed the Hubby my demented turning key for our back left unit on the stove and pointed out to him that it was because of a past overheating due to the canning pot.