I managed to harvest apricots before the squirrels ravaged them too badly this year. They're pretty fragile, so once you pick them, you need to do something with them fast. I figured I'd cook them slightly to soften the skin, puree them, and freeze for later use. There was quite a bit of fruit, so I got out the big stockpot.
The pot spilleth over. 31lb of fruit is TOO MUCH for the pot that is ridiculously large for everything else.
I wisely chose to do multiple smaller batches. Pictured is about 1/6 of the puree. Sticky goo everywhere.
My brilliant plan to just freeze and defer any decisions was thwarted by the fact that I ran out of containers in which to freeze it, so I had to start drying the goo that wouldn't fit. Now the whole house is perfumed with the scent of apricots, but I still have many, many more sheets to dry...