We dropped off Nick's homemade brownies at a friend's house yesterday, and she happened to be receiving a produce delivery at the time. She insisted on giving us four fresh coconuts. I had no idea what to do with them, or how to use them, so set about figuring that out today. Whew!
It was no small amount of work, but we now have coconut water & coconut milk. I didn't have a good sieve/milk bag for the coconut milk, so didn't end up with any pulp. But, what a fun (and tiring adventure) & new skill to learn. I used both a mallet & a screwdriver for the first time in the kitchen. ;-)
The boys will happily drink coconut water after their runs, and I'll use the coconut milk in a curry recipe. I kept one (the size of a standard coconut milk can) in the fridge & froze two extras for another time.
Other than the coconut project, I did manage a HIIT workout (inside, still super hot), made zucchini muffins using two zucchinis from the produce drawer + the zucchini I froze from our ONE lonely garden zucchini). I worked in the yard & swept a bit, but it's too hot to do much else.
Otherwise, I plan to read my book & relax with M today. Should be nice. I'm in for a wild & crazy work week ahead, so best enjoy while I can.
I think M is grilling steak & corn tonight, which sounds delish. Nick keeps threatening to make homemade ice cream. I really need it to cool off, so I can get back to running. With all of this delicious eating, I'm going to have tight pants soon.
Hope you are all having a lovely day!