Saturday, April 12, 2008

i dig grapefruits

Yes, literally I dig out grapefruits almost every day. I love them, I always have in fact growing up I credited eating a giant box as the reason I grew 6 inches one year (can we say high waters?). Now my kids love them (and unfortunately they are not yet skilled enough to dig their own very successfully with the treacherous grapefruit tool) So add to my list of mom skills-the DD- Designated Digger. I bought these giant melon sized ones Friday at our local farmstand. They are pure heaven, so sweet like the ones of my grandparents trees in Arizona. But I have a beef with grapefruits- always they squirt juice on my counter (leaving little sticky spots that bane of my motherly existence), on my clothes, and in my eyes- why do I put up with this kind of abuse. Oh the lure of succulent citrus! Must I get a designated grapefruit apron and wear safety goggles?? The one good thing about when they aren't in season I buy the Del Monte Fruit Naturals in the refrigerated jar- no digging but I pay for the added luxury. I have to say If I were to create my own planet world I would create a lot more varieties of grapefruits (self digging of course) and totally extinct the rutabaga & the Brussels sprouts.
1. my kids being moderately well behaved in church (we'll give them 7 out of 10)
2. scrumptious grapefruit
3. new barstools

7 comments:

The Orton's said...

I'm curious...do the bottled grapefruit that you mentioned taste anything like the fresh? I have NEVER liked canned grapefruit - YUCK! I'm a lover of grapefruit too, I think the designated apron and goggles might have to become a part of your grapefruit eating gear.

Shelah said...

does that mean you don't have the pampered chef grapefruit digger? It seriously is the best-- a rounded blade on one side for the circular cut, then a double straight blade on the other end for the sectioning. It's awfully dangerous in the dishwasher (I found it in Maren's hand the other day), but it really gets the job done.

smart mama said...
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smart mama said...

becky- the refrigerated ones in little cups and jars)taste exactly like fresh- yah not the ucky can stuff- seriously try the pink grapefruit and the citrus salad (oranges, white and red grapefruit- YUM!!)

shelah no I am a primitive I only have the serrated grapefruit spoons and a knife if needs be

Arlyn said...

Sadly, I cannot contribute nice words about grapefruit. I do not like them (Sam, I am). One bite and I cannot discern the true flavor of the foods I eat for the rest of the day. It goes on my bad list, along with green beans and "fishy" fish.

Chel said...

I love grapefruit! I will have to try the refrigerated ones that you speak of in the little cups... sounds divine.

SweetPea said...

LOVE grapefruit! Now I think I need to go eat one...