Did you notice that oranges are back in the fruit bin again? Even though we live in Florida, one of the citrus centers of the country, we pay a small fortune for oranges. Unfortunately, when we first moved into this home and planted two orange trees and one lemon tree in my backyard, only the lemon tree survived. I’m grateful for the wonderful lemon harvest each year, but I wish I could find some nice, sweet oranges at a decent price!
When we went tomato picking a couple of weeks ago, we passed a U-Pick orange grove! The price still seemed a little steep at $8 for a 5-gallon bucket of navel oranges, but we took a chance. Tom, Jared, and I filled that bucket in minutes with some very big oranges! In fact, we were able to fit almost 40 oranges in that bucket, dropping the price to less than 25¢ per orange! Since the best we can usually do around here is 50¢ per orange, and the price is usually much higher than that, I think we got a deal. And since I’m taking a bowl of orange peels out to the worm bin every day, I think everyone is pretty happy with them, too!
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Menu Plan for Week of 01/16/2011
Lunch of the week – Salads, wraps or leftovers
Fruit of the week – Apples, bananas, oranges, and pears
Monday – Homemade Pizza
Tuesday – BBQ Chicken sandwiches, salad
Wednesday – Grilled Chicken, Black Bean and Corn Salad
Thursday – Cooking Lesson: Spaghetti, including homemade pasta, salad
Friday – Chili, cornbread, salad
Saturday – Buffalo chicken wraps, cups of vegetable soup, salad
Sunday – Minestrone, salad
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