You know how some days you have it all together and you go to the supermarket
and the fruit store, and you clean up and vacuum and not only do the laundry but
fold it too? Oh, and you go walking? And then there are days when you're still
in pajamas when it's time to pick up the kids from school. Yesterday was the good
kind of day. Wait, I shouldn't say good because that would mean that I think
staying in pajamas all day is bad - and I don't think that. I'll say that today
was a productive kind of day.
So productive in fact, that when I saw a sign in the fruit store announcing 3
containers of strawberries for $2.00, I grabbed a bunch. That sounded like a crazy
price - adnd it was. And here's why - upon close inspection, I noticed that the
strawberries were on their way out. Not bad, yet. Just not the freshest they could be.
But that was okay with me.
And why, you ask, would I want to take these strawberries home? I'll tll you.
I have been enjoying adding a cup of strawberries to my smoothie every morning and
so I have been looking longingly at the very expensive frozen fruit in the
supermarket. And standing there, I thought, hey, why not just freeze my own?
And so I did. And here we are, two hours later, with five pounds of
strawberries washed, dried and cut up, sitting in a freezer bag in the freezer,
just waiting for their turn to hop into a smoothie. Because is this not what you
are supposed to do with fruits and vegetables that are going bad and have not yet
been eaten? Of course it is! We don't waste food. If they were vegetables, I would
have roasted them. Or made soup. Fruit, apparently, we freeze.
I wonder what other fruits I can freeze.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)