With looks and money
“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.” — P. J. O’Rourke
I love fruit! A good, ripe nectarine or some cold watermelon can instantly improve a hot summer day (or even a cold winter day, assuming such fruits were available then).
Lately, Jeff has been bringing home lots of strawberries in big containers, even though I’m the only one in the family who eats them regularly. After giving them several washings that would pass any OCD pesticide-phobic overly finicky person’s requirements (not that I’m any of those things) I cut up the ones I haven’t eaten yet and stash them in the refrigerator for the next several hours that might pass before I eat the rest of them.
As impossible as this is for me to comprehend, when I open the fridge door looking for a snack and see them sitting there chilled, washed and ready to devour, they actually look better to me than ice cream, even the kind of ice cream with huge globs of fudge embedded into it. Not to mention, the strawberries are much prettier than ice cream. Or maybe I just like red?
What fruits do you most enjoy eating? I hereby grant you permission to go out and buy yourself some, even if they aren’t on sale. Just be sure to wash them VERY WELL before diving in!
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