One of the joys of summer is the abundance of fresh fruit options that are both available and (more) affordable. Melons, peaches, nectarines, apricots, berries and cherries show up at Costco, and even though we have to pay more for them, way more actually, than we ever did back on the mainland, the occasional indulgence is worth it for the sweet taste of summer.
We also buy quite a bit of frozen fruit at Costco – I am currently addicted to organic frozen dark sweet cherries and have a cup every evening. We also keep bags of organic blueberries, strawberries, and mango chunks in the freezer for having with cereal or yogurt, and replenish as needed. And then there are all the local fruits we can find at the farmers’ market: bananas, mangoes, papaya, dragon fruit, lychees, pineapples and other tropical fruits too numerous to list. It really is paradise here when it comes to fresh fruit.
So, can you guess what we’re eating a lot of these days for dessert and snacks?
Here’s what’s on the menu this week (with fruit every evening for dessert):
- Tuesday (this evening): Spaghetti with meatballs; steamed artichokes; garlic bread (zoodles for me)
- Wednesday: Grilled teriyaki chicken meatball, pineapple & green pepper skewers; rice pilaf (no rice for me)
- Thursday: Slow cooker chicken adobo with bok choy; steamed rice (no rice for me) – this got bumped from last week
- Friday: Grilled beef Polish sausages; fresh sauerkraut; corn on the cob
- Saturday: Leftovers
- Sunday: Deviled eggs; pickled beets; fresh vegetable platter; bread
- Monday: Chili pork burritos; yellow rice; grilled zucchini (I’ll be having beans with chili pork sauce, and skipping the rice)
We’ll need to get zucchini, cucumbers,and tomatoes at the farmers’ market as well as ginger, green onions, a papaya, and bananas. Fingers are crossed that there’ll be dragonfruit!