Hi jkath, I wish I had your problem. Most of my family and I are sick and freezing in the Chicago winter
. My boys love oranges so much that they can eat a dozen in one sitting - I am not kidding.
Some more things you can do with them. Add them to salads - Greens as well as a fruit salad. I like to peel the oranges and then using a sharp knife put cuts in between the membranes to get pretty slices out.
In the summer I make fruit salad a lot with oranges (lots of them), grapes and apples and toss them together and serve them with a peice of Sara Lee pound cake and some freshly whipped cream. Given you live in California you can enjoy this year around.
You can also juice most of your oranges if push comes to shove and freeze the juice. I love to use orange juice in chinese dishes along with zest. Orange chicken for example.
I also like to make orange souffle. It is really very easy to make and tastes delicious.
3 cups of orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
1 packet of gelatin (I use china grass but both work sort of the same)
sugar to taste (start with 1/2 a cup and add more)
Mix the orange juice and gelatin and cook it until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Don't let the mixture boil just let it come to rolling boil and remove it from heat. Let it cool completely.
Using a mixer (stand or hand) beat the cooled orange gelatin mixture and 2 cups of cold heavy cream using a baloon whisk until it's all fluffy and well incorporated.
Pour in a pie dish and refrigerate it overnight.
Garnish with sliced oranges and serve. It's light and delicious