Tootie Fruitie

No that’s not a new flavor of Tootsie Pops!!  Although it could be fabulous!!  Ok, Tootsie Corp.  I guess this is a throw down..  I need a Tootie Fruitie Tootsie Pop!!  Still on my mission to find the Caramel ones that Lynn from The Actor’s Diet always talks about.  Can’t seem to find them. 😦

But Thursday was a very fruited day.  Some good, some not so good.

I had gotten a casaba melon at the produce stand.  I’d never tried one and was curious what it would look like inside and what the flavor would be.  I also had a pineapple that I’d purchased at Aldi’s.

Casaba and Pineapple…A Still Life…

Casaba…A Closeup…

I think it’s smiling at me!!

It’s hard to tell from the photos, but it’s a pretty pale green and has a lovely mild flavor.  Hard to equate it with anything.  Sort of a milder honeydew.  I like it!

Do you notice there are no other photos of the pineapple??  I noticed that too.  That’s because the pineapple was Disgusting inside.  For the second time…from Aldi’s!!  I was really upset.  I thought that the last time it was my fault, waiting too long to cut it up after buying it.  I bought this one on Tuesday…it should have lasted until Thursday!!  I was actually so upset, I thought about packing it up in a container and heading to the store to talk to the manager.  I still had my receipt so I could prove I’d just bought it.  I didn’t but next time I go there I am going to speak to the manager and tell him what happened.

The other fruit there is wonderful. I’ve been buying blueberries there for the pleasure of freezing them.  Well the freezing isn’t the pleasure.  Pulling them out of the freezer in December and not having to pay $4 a container for them IS the pleasure.  And they seem to last forever.  I know I hadn’t frozen any last summer, but when I was trying to use up what was in the freezer I found a bag.  They had to be from 2 summers ago.  I put them in my oatmeal and they were Perfect.  So I wanted that pleasure again.

It couldn’t be simpler.  I wash the berries and allow them to dry on a paper towel.  I then put them on my trusty tray (it’s actually for roasting things in my toaster oven, but it’s the perfect size for this!) and slip them into the freezer.  The lovely bag at the top of the photo is filled with already frozen blueberries!  I keep looking but Aldi’s is the cheapest around and they’ve always been good.  Trick with that is, you can see inside before you buy them… 😦

The strawberries are also delicious!  They’re red and plump and sweet and they last all week in the fridge!  Again, you can check them out before you buy them.  They are also the most reasonable around. 

I’ve been using both berries with my overnight oats.  I keep one container of blueberries away from the freezing monster to use for this.

I really enjoy them so much and I’m annoyed with myself that I didn’t make any last night. 😦  I’ll have to make do with yogurt and Fiber one.  I love that too.  I am a creature of habit.

I’m looking forward to another new experience tonight.  I’m going to a “meditation evening” at Serenity Harbor in Woodbury tonight.  Ele and I have tried to go before but they fill up so fast we haven’t been able to go.  She won’t be with me tonight 😦  but I’m going to take lots of notes to share with her.  Hopefully, I’ll be allowed to take some photos before it starts to give you all a feel for it too.

Not sure what else will catch my eye today (oohh…shiny…) but I’m sure something will.  Maybe I’ll go search on-line for the Caramel Tootsie Pops…I could consider it research…I can if I want…

Happy Friday!

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4 responses to “Tootie Fruitie

  1. Bettysue Long

    When I come back on the 20th I would love to go to a meditation with you…Let me know

  2. wishing I was going with you instead of out tonight : (

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