Cherries and Chips

One of the activities we will continue with from pandemic life is grocery store curbside pick-up. It is very convenient, especially since Husband does it all except write the list (and sometimes he even does that). However, things can go awry in this process.

This was the case last Saturday morning when Husband came home with a copious quantity of cherries instead of the two pounds we ordered. There were a couple other strange mix-ups with the order, but in the end we were credited and allowed to keep the SEVEN POUNDS of cherries, along with a party size box of individual snack bags of chips we had not ordered (Alas someone out there is drinking our missing Tecate beer and wishing they had chips. Now that I think about it, I hope they are not handing out cans of Tecate instead of bags of chips at their child’s birthday party!).

The boys were ecstatic over the chips as they are not something we usually have in our house (because I will eat them all). The box promptly went into the storage closet, designated for road trips and yet to be planned pool parties. But the cherries, so many! Now Carter is a solid cherry eater, cherries could be his breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I let him, but seven pounds…

I Googled cherry crumble, texted our neighbor asking if she had a cherry pitter I could borrow (she did), and went to baking. The crumble recipe only used four cups so I depitted, (or is that pitted?) four more cups to freeze for a later crumble. And still there were more. We have been eating them between meals and on our yogurt for breakfast.

With the cherries mostly taken care of, I suppose it is time to plan a pool party to address those chips!

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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12 Responses to Cherries and Chips

  1. Rivergirl says:

    I would have gone for cherry brandy…. but whatever.
    πŸ˜‰

  2. How fun that you never quite know what you’re going to get! Sorry about the beer, and funny about handing them out at a child’s party! Haha.

    • Shoes says:

      It was fun this time, but when I actually need an item for a recipe and it does not show up in our order, it can be a bit frustrating. Luckily that does not happen often. I rather enjoyed our surprise cherry situation and the boys are eager to bust into the chips (as am I – I have my eyes on the Cheetos and onion & sour cream Lay’s).

  3. colinmcqueen says:

    Well, you’d have got me on board with blueberries and chocolate, but boy, if my whisky had gone AWOL I would have been trailing that van on foot!

  4. Archon's Den says:

    If all those cherries affect you like they affect me, there will soon be a line-up at the washroom door.

    • Shoes says:

      I am moderate in my eating of cherries, unlike my youngest son, Carter, recognizing this additional washroom time as a possible side effect. He may be spending more time in the bathroom than usual but it is hard to tell as he tends to take a book with him and not come out for a time. An avid reader who enjoys his private time, cherries or no.

  5. Well this is a fun turn of events. I trust you will put the chips to good use!

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