Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Put the Lime in the Coconut, but Don't Drink it Up!

I get bored with grocery's just so mundane, and I end up getting the same things over and over. Last Saturday I decided to change that, so I bought a COCONUT! Jeff  thought it was funny that I got so excited when picking the fruit up, shaking it, and hearing the splish splash of the white coconut milk inside, but admittedly he was way excited to crack it open too.

We decided to crack the coconut outside so it wouldn't explode all over the kitchen.
We thought a hammer might be the best option.

But when the hammer wasn't doing the trick (maybe we have a weak hammer?) we decided to search, "Best Ways to Open a Coconut" on Google.

Apparently, there are 3 tiny black holes at the top of every coconut that are softer than the actual coconut shell
Once we poked the holes through, I turned it over into a glass, full of anticipation to see the sweet white milk run out...

...BUT I was surprised; The anticipated creamy white and sweet milk turned out to be watery, clear, and bitter

At least it LOOKED authentic and cool!

Especially when we got it halfway open,

and peeled away the coconut meat with our teeth, which was yummy (yay!)

And that's how you:
1. Crack open a Coconut
2. Making shopping more fun :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Eggsellent Easter

Happy Easter! This morning, Jeff and I woke up and felt a small version of what Christmas is like (never of the same magnitude of course), but slightly similar in that we both knew we had treats awaiting us from the other. Last night, we both went to the store and bought some Easter goodies for one another, and then stood in different check out lines, so as to keep them a surprise until we woke up Easter morning. I woke up to all my favorites: Starbursts, York Peppermint Patties, Gummy Bears, Laffy Taffys, and a 1 LB. SOLID CHOCOLATE BUNNY! Wow...I was SO happy (not just chocolate, but one whole pound of it...Hmm :) Jeff was excited to see that I had bought him a classic package of yellow peeps, Life Saver gummies shaped like eggs, a dove chocolate bunny and a miniature B-ball hoop.

Tonight, we even cooked our first ham with some delicious buttery rolls and scalloped (I refuse to call them Funeral Potatoes...especially on Easter) potatoes, and ate it beside some beautiful flowers and cards our families sent us.

Happy Easter. May we remember the wonderful blessing it is to have the knowledge that Christ has conquered death and that we will surely live with him again.