Wednesday, March 23, 2011

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

And me coming back for more!! But it wasn't always that way...

Apples were never my thing. Asian pears, strawberries, mangoes, sure! Apples - not so much. Even smothered in peanut butter (which I could eat by the spoonfuls) couldn't tempt me to give it any consideration. One weekend, my parents were in town to visit us (it's like a quarterly review being performed to make sure we were still operating effectively. Apparently work is getting to me since I just made an analogy of parental visit to something I "test" for at work. Ew!), they had bought a sack of apples to consume, but never did and left them in my fridge. Upon my discovery of them, I grunted in disapproval, "Who's going to eat them? Definitely not me! Ugh". But being the cheapo I am, I didn't want them to go to waste so I said, "What the heck." and packed them with my lunch one day as an afternoon snack.

Ladies and gentleman, cue the choir of angels because that's seriously what happened when I took a bite of said apple. This wasn't what I remembered apples tasting like!! Slice after slice, I was actually enjoying this previously despised upon fruit. To make sure it wasn't a fluke, I took another one to work the following day. And the next. And the one after that. Verdict? I still like these apples!!

I sent my dad a text and inquired the type. Yes, I sent my dad a text. Let's just say my dad got an iPhone way before I did. His response - Fuji. *scratches head* I've heard of green, red, and granny smith apples, but not Fuji. So my response to him was "where do you get them at?" Dumb, I know, but for some reason my brain told me to.

Ever since then, I've gotten Fuji apples and eat about one a day, if not two! I also have TMJ so I have to cut them up prior to consumption. My weapon of choice:

a plastic Solo knife - booyah!

Have you ever tried cutting a steak with a plastic knife. It's something like that, but it did the job. Not without it first splattering my entire cube with apple juice which now requires me to have a stash of Clorox Disinfecting wipes on standby. You're probably asking why I didn't bring a paring knife from home to make my life hecka lot easier. About that... Yea... I don't have an answer for you. *hangs head in embarassement*

During our shopping escapade last weekend, the hubby bought me one of these bad boys:
An apple slicer!

Of course, cutting into an apple for me just isn't right without some splattering, therefore, upon the initial press down, I always get a face full of apple juice. Ugh. But when I get results like this in 10 seconds versus 15 minutes, it makes it all worth it! Maybe I should look into face beauty regimens that involve fresh apple juice...

It's. so. beautiful.  *sniff*

Y'all, I can't tell you how excited I am about my new apple slicer! Have you ever discovered something that's super useful and makes your life helluva a lot easier??

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