|Pineapples from Wolff's Flea Market|
Tip 1: Don't even think about buying the pineapple(s), putting it in your car and then going back to shop at the flea market. We won't go into detail, but let's just say that we don't recommend it. That said, on to the fun.
|DAY 1: We just ate pineapple!|
Cut & enjoy!
Tip 2: How do you cut a pineapple? Easy! Just follow the directions on this website, coincidentally named howtocutapineapple.com
|DAY 2: Breakfast Smoothie|
Combine in blender & enjoy!
1C soy milk
1C plain Greek yogurt
2T honey (or more, to taste)
|DAY 3: Mini Upside-down Pineapple Cakes|
DAY 3: MINI UPSIDE-DOWN PINEAPPLE CAKE
2 C flour
1/2 C white sugar
1T baking powder
1 pineapple, cubed
3/4 C milk
1/4 C melted butter
1/4 C melted butter
1/4 C cinnamon
1/3 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C flour
In large bowl, combine 2 C flour, white sugar and baking powder
Puree pineapple in food processor
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients
Add pineapple, egg, milk and 1/4 C melted butter
Mix until blended
In separate bowl, combine cinnamon, brown sugar, 1/2 C flour, 1/4 C melted butter
Spoon batter mixture into greased muffin tins. Drop pea size bits of the streusel onto each section. Streusel will sink to the bottom during the baking process, but this becomes the top!
Bake 30-40 minutes in preheated oven, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edges of each muffin to loosen. Place baking sheet over pan and flip over, releasing the cakes. They will be moist, rich and heavy. Store in airtight container or fridge. Reheat in microwave and serve with a scoop of ice cream.
Tip 3: I found out that pureed pineapple tempts even the pickiest non-fruit eater when baked into these cakes!
DAY 4: PINEAPPLE CHICKEN
1/2 C rum (alcohol will evaporate during the baking process)
3T olive oil
2T brown sugar
Combine honey, rum, oil, sugar in large bowl
Chop 2 slices of pineapple and whisk into marinade
Add chicken and turn to coat evenly
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour
Spray roasting pan with Pam
Arrange chicken pieces and marinade in pan and top with rest of pineapple slices
Bake at 400 degrees until chicken is tender
Serve over brown rice
Recipe by Paula Deen
|DAY 5: Pina Colada|
1/2 C rum
3/4 C coconut cream
1/4 C coconut milk
1/4 C pineapple chunks
Sliced pineapple & strawberry for garnish
Fill blender halfway with ice cubes
Add remaining ingredients. Puree.
Put your feet up
Tip 4: Leftover pineapple freezes well. Just slice and place in ziplick freezer bags or air tight container for future use.