We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Favorite!

One of my most favorite things to eat is 
FRESH PINEAPPLE!!!

You CANNOT beat fresh pineapple in Hawaii.
It is SO fresh!
When I visited for three weeks, while in college,
I think I averaged eating a whole pineapple a day while I was there. 
It was bad news for my mouth.
At the time I had braces on my teeth.
It made my mouth hurt but I couldn't stop.
When we visited the Dole Pineapple plantation.
And took a ride on the Pineapple Express, we heard lots of fun facts about pineapple.
Including, they are a natural meat tenderizer.
No wonder my mouth was SO torn up. 

I think I did slow down a little after learning that, but it was hard. 
SO GOOD!

We've been getting fresh pineapple all winter. 
Though not as fresh and delicious as pineapple in Hawaii.
It's still WAY better than canned. 

Often you can buy fresh pineapple precut in a nice sturdy tub. 
We do that as long as it's a nice tall tub (that's the whole pineapple in there).
And as long it's cheaper than the noncut up fresh pineapple.
At first it was but now it's not.

If the noncut up fresh pineapple is cheaper...no worries.
Get it!

I used to cut up pineapple like this:

It's a good way.
But, one day I thought there must be another way...even easier. 
So I looked around on youtube and found this one:
I think it's faster and easier but the first way works too. 
This way I feel like I get more of the core and rind or peel off the first time. 
Less trimming later. 
This lady doesn't cut very close to the peel but with a sharp knife you can.
And it's fun.

I've been thinking about posting this new way I found to cut pineapple, for a long time...months.
so I finally did it. 

Hope these make your life easier. 
Thanks to the people that actually took the time to make the videos. ;-)

5 comments:

Shauna Klippel said...

I'll have to try it, I have a fresh pineapple on the counter right now. Thanks for the tips. Take care,

Shauna

pillingfamily said...

yes, i have to agree, the second method works best. and i LOVE the belly pictures. hooray for almost being 30 weeks!!

Kathy said...

I've never cut up a pineapple before but I do cut up melon and it is close to how the 2nd gal cuts up her pineapple - the slicing it on the peal and then cutting the peal away. But is it really faster?? The first video was 2 minutes the 2nd video almost 3:30. Granted the first gal didn't get hers all cup up but I imagined she'd have it all cut up in seconds.

Thanks for the tips.

I should add that I too love fresh pineapple!

Julie J. said...

cool. I have only cut pineapple a few times, and the first time was a disaster. Then I saw my SIL Jill cut it like the first video and I've been cutting that way since. But probably only twice since. Pineapple is one of those foods I have got to be in the perfect mood for.

Natasha and Jesse said...

Fresh pineapple is so good, but it does hurt after eating it. I think I think I usually cut it like the second method, but it's been a while. I like twisting off the stem part before I cut it though...I just think it's funner that way. Yum! Now I can't wait to eat the pineapple we have a home.

Side note- do you remember people in Montana drinking pineapple juice after dinner? I remember several families in different areas drinking it and saying it helped with digestion- which I can see after eating meat rich meals (since it is a meat tenderizer!)