Remember about a week ago when I said we had eleventy-thousand oranges and I was going to dehydrate them so we could make orange necklaces in school, kind of like what I found here at CreativeJewishMom.com? No? That's okay. You can refresh your memory here. I can wait.
Anyway, we did - and it was a really fun Tu B'Shvat project, but as it turns out, we didn't need to dehydrate as many oranges as I thought and so we still have a good few hundred oranges sitting around. And sadly, while delicious and sweet, they have pits and so my kids won't go near them with a ten-foot pole unless I take the pits out myself, which is really a very messy and sticky job and I don't like messy and sticky. That's not true, messy, I'm okay with. Sticky, not so much.
Tu B'Shvat, however, worked out really nicely in school - there was a Tu B'Shvat seder with four cups of grape juice per kid (can you spell sugar rush), we made orange necklaces and paper trees that I found here - and ate tons of chocolate covered pomegranates, which, while not technically related to Tu B'Shvat, they're close enough in my book. And very delicious.
There is some good news on the orange front though - we are the "snack family" in the nursery this week and so now the nursery kids are picking seeds from their oranges and eating the rest for snack.
The bad news is that even after bringing some to nursery, handing out several bags to friends and trying to pawn them off on my visiting family all weekend, there are many (many) left.
Can anyone help?
Can oranges be frozen?
Is there a cake I should be baking with them?
The bulk of them are sitting in my laundry basket and I really need to do some laundry. For real.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)