10 January 2012
Today's Burning Issue
What to do with the fruit?
I have a small kitchen and many children. I also have a fruit problem.
Because of the many children, I usually have lots of fruit on hand, especially bananas. Often, we go through all that fruit quickly. Right now, my method of storing fruit is to stick it all in bowls on my counter, usually one or two, sometimes three medium to large bowls. They take up lots of space on my counter.
I bought one of those metal wicker hanging baskets once and had it clanging around in the kitchen for a few months before I had to confront the fact that there really is no good place to hang it. All of the possible places are either too close to a bright window (sun and heat: no good for fruit) or too close to a traffic lane. That was a bummer. For me anyway, but not for some lucky Goodwill shopper.
So what do I do with all the fruit? It takes up space, sometimes goes bad, and generally looks cluttered sitting there on my counter. When we are out of fruit, which is rare, I like my kitchen much better than when we are stocked.
Is there a creative solution? Or should I just start feeding the kids canned and frozen fruit so I can have my counter space back?
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Aren't my burning issues compelling? Tune in tomorrow when I discuss What To Do With All The Coats!
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