Friday, June 11, 2010
a love/hate relationship (with fruit salad)
Fruit salad is one of those things that I love to eat, but hate to make. It takes an eternity (yes, really) to cut up all the fruit, and by the time you're done you're too tired to eat it anyway.
While I'd love a huge salad of mixed fruit any day of the week, lately I've been choosing one or two fruits, and making single serving portions salad with whatever we have around the apartment - one for each of us. This morning in the fridge we had bananas, 8 strawberries, and two peaches. In no time at all not only did we have banana pancakes and simple fruit salad, but I'd squeezed three servings of fruit into our day before 10 am!
As always, a simple fruit salad is considerably more budget friendly. The container of strawberries at Whole Foods was $2.99, and the two peaches were under a dollar. $4? That is after5chef budget friendly for sure.
Tonight we have a reservation at the Ivy Restaurant for dinner. While this is NOT typically in the a5c budget, J bought one of last weeks groupons. Haven't seen groupon.com yet? It's a great way to stretch the budget a bit. This particular deal is $15 for $30 worth of food. Haven't seen groupon.com yet? You've got to check it out: www.groupon.com.
I'll be back with a picture or two of dinner. In the meantime .... start putting together that fruit salad, it's almost time for lunch!