One of our neighbors was doing a school fundraiser selling boxes fruit.
We eat tons of fruit and thought this was terrific so we bought 2 boxes of apples and 1 box of pears. About the same time there’s a business associate who sends us a box of apples and that arrived. We shared some and apples last a long time so that’s no problem. Plus I want to try this recipe for apple-peanut butter pie.
However, one thing you should know about pears is they are super needy. They go from zero to ripe in a day and they all get ripe at the same time.
We’ve both been eating a couple of pears a day. We went to a party last night and I brought a pear crisp. We’re starting to lose them now. I composted a half dozen yesterday. You can see a bloopy one in the photo.
The smart thing would have been to can some but I was out of town last weekend and there’s no way I could have pulled it off on a weeknight this past week. This weekend I only have about a half day that’s not scheduled and I can’t bring myself to devote that to canning.
Lesson learned for next time.