And my more 21st- century self wanted to make a bunch of food to freeze so I can 'nuke at night when I get home from workouts.
Problem solved. I made Margot Mickle's famous taco soup, cream cheese chicken, my grandmother's delicious apple coffee cake, a few apple pies [to further my practice at world pie-making domination], and applesauce. I did manage to make a dent in the 41 pounds of last weekend's apple orchard fun.
PS fair warning: my excessive autumnal joy is only going to grow with each passing day!