Sunday, January 20, 2008

Oranges, Millions of 'Em

We have a clementine orange tree growing by our new front door, and we thought, hey, fun! We'll get to enjoy sweet, fresh fruit. We started picking them and picking them. And picking them.

Look, a big basketful. And uh, more of them.

This doesn't include the bags and bags I've taken to colleagues and friends already. Or the hundreds still on the tree, even after SwingDaddy made a rooftop foray to harvest some more.

Anyone want some oranges?

I got creative for the gift exchange at tonight's party and dipped slices in chocolate. First, peel and segment some oranges.

Then check for seeds. The shadow in the middle of this one indicates a seed. Eat the slices with seeds and keep the rest of dipping.

Mess up and overheat the chocolate because you don't understand how to set the unfamiliar microwave to a medium temperature. Attempt to dip slices anyway. Eat the lumpy-looking, but still-tasty slices.

Heat a new batch of chocolate successfully, dip orange slices, and arrange them in a pretty dish. Yum.

13 comments:

Mir said...

Mmmmm. Wanna come to our Super Bowl party? Bring those, of course. ;)

Momma to LG said...

Looks yummy to me!

ewe are here said...

Great idea!

Occidental Girl said...

I wished we had an orange tree, until I saw the bags of 'em on your counter! I still wish we did, for I love how you got creative and dipped them in chocolate.

Everything is better when it's dipped in chocolate, right?

Good eats.

Bob said...

Good instructions for dipping and no-seed selection.

Andrew's mommy said...

Yum! Unfortunately I don't think that recipe used up a whole lot of your oranges!

We have the same problem, but with lemons. We have 2 trees of them! We have made lemonade, lemon cake, lemon mousse, left buckets out on the street for neighbors, and we are still drowning in lemons. I wish we had your problem instead!

K goose blog said...

K loved them... we finished the whole bag by weekend end... thanks!

Christina said...

Oh that looks delicious! I wish I lived somewhere warm enough to grow my own oranges. I'm so jealous you can walk outside and get your own!

kittenpie said...

I can't tell you how very jealous I am. A CLEMETINE tree?!! I thought they grew in crates...

And um, you are SO invited to my next party. Tomorrow good for you?

YF said...

Wow, those look great. Yum! Thanks for our slices, I will now drive past your house instead of Costco.

Des, out of lemons over here, coming over!

YF said...

Wow, those look great. Yum! Thanks for our slices, I will now drive past your house instead of Costco.

Des, out of lemons over here, coming over!

Damselfly said...

Looks like great fruit! We had four orange trees at one time and were able to store up enough juice to last for six months.

chris said...

Do you know how much money I have to pay for those little oranges at our grocery store?? Well over a dollar a EACH.

So, um wanna come for a visit?