There was a good deal of fruity goodness in the house this week, as opposed to last weekend when I had to use fruit juices. In fact, this week, I did not wait until the weekend to mix up one of my concoctions. I started a bit early on Thursday because I went to Costco and added some fruit to the shopping cart that day. I wound up with a fresh pineapple, and 2 pounds of cherries, to add to what my wife already had at home.
So, for Fruit of the Week - 3.5 Edition, I pitted about 20 cherries (nice dark red Bing type cherries), cut up a nectarine, peeled a couple of bananas and cut up the pineapple. I'd guess that a cup and half to two cups of pineapple went into the blender with two bananas, 20 cherries, a nectarine, half a cup of OJ and 8 or 9 ice cubes. I added 4 ounces of Appleton's Rum and it was exquisite even if the pineapple was on the tart to pretty darned sour side.
Tonight, for Fruit of the Week - 4th Edition, I used up more of the pineapple (and it sweetened over the few days the chunks were in the fridge), a nectarine, a huge plum, about 2/3 a cup of blueberries, and a banana to which I added about 1/2 a cup of Crystal Lite lemonade (the blender will not turn the fruit into a smoothie unless there is some liquid in there first). I also added the squeezings from half a lemon and about 8-9 ice cubes. This was truly excellent by itself but after a taste or three, I added about 4 ounces of potato vodka. Delicious is not good enough a word to describe it.
Wow, I sure have been eating more fruit than usual for me, as of late.
All the best,