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Old 04-21-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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DH's fresh produce

DH is on spring break, so he actually got to come grocery shopping with me this week. I asked him if he wanted to go pick out some fresh produce he would eat. He came back with a coconut, a personal watermelon, and a canister of raisins. He couldn't understand why I laughed when I saw what he'd picked out. Besides the raisins not being fresh produce, I couldn't really explain it, either. I just found his choices amusing. Just thought I'd share!

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Old 04-21-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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I would have laughed too.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
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You need to take him shopping more often.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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LOL That's hilarious!

I can see him smashing the coconut in a manly way and getting the milk everywhere. Or asking you, How the heck do you open this thing???

Raisins.. well.. they WERE fruits? LOL !!!!!
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:35 PM   #5
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I was laughing so hard when I read this post that my DH wanted to know what I was laughing about. After telling him, he said he wanted me to stop reading these forums. This mostly comes because he is a meat and potatoes kind of guy.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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I just told my fiance and he doesn't get it lol. He said, well, maybe its stuff the guy liked... I think he feels for your hubby lol
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:07 PM   #7
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I just found a really good recipe using one fresh coconut for both a baked fish and a rice dish. =P Lemme know if you'd like it.

I love love fresh coconut. My Aunt used to purchase them at holiday time and it was such a treat! I guess when you're surrounded by cornfields in the middle of Iowa a fresh coconut is pretty exotic. I seem to remember her baking them before trying to crack them open ... but my memory wires may be a wee bit crossed.
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I love fresh coconut milk. I used to have a big nail I'd use to tap holes in the top to pour the milk out first, then tap again with the hammer over newspaper to get at the meat.

Maybe fresh coconut macaroons or even coconut cream pie. Mmmmm.
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We ended up eating most of the coconut fresh. The coconut actually had instructions on how to drain and open it, so he had that part covered. :) Zereh, even though we've used it up, I can always buy another. I'd love to see that recipe! It turns out that having the coconut water in the fridge was very convenient for me. The following day I tried the local Thai place's panang curry for the first time and it wasn't quite to my taste. I love the coconut flavor in the panang I've gotten in the past, and this one really didn't have much. It was probably more traditional than what I'm used to. I added a bit of the coconut water & it really helped.
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:30 PM   #10
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Wait a minute ladies, not all of us lack the fresh produce gene!

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