Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sweet and Hot Pineapple

Yeah, I finally have another follower! Every day for a while now I see 59 followers when opening the blog and for some reason that number really bugged me. So whoever pushed follow yesterday, thank you very much for saving me from the number 59! And if you happen to be on my blog a lot, but haven't yet followed, please push "follow" it gives us bloggers more inspiration to write if we know people are reading! 

I have had a lot of fun exciting stuff going on this week. I will be excited to share more about it once I have more information. (no, we are not pregnant!) But for now, I will share this yummy pineapple recipe. I love pineapple, and I love spicy, so it made my taste buds really happy!

Sweet and Hot Pineapple
1 pineapple (did you know that pineapples don't ripen after they are picked, so find one that has less green and more yellow, this one was perfect!)
3 limes
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

forgot to put the sugar in the picture above
If you already know how to cut up a pineapple, skip down a few steps. 
Cut off the top and the bottom of the pineapple.
Stand fruit upright and cut off the skin, following the curve of the pineapple. Remove any brown spots or "eyes" with a pairing knife.
Quarter the pineapple by cutting it away from the core.
Slice the quarters into thinner wedges, then cut into cubes. (now eat a few to try them out!)
Zest 3 limes.
Place zest on a paper towel and microwave for 1 minute to dry the zest.

Stir together the zest with the other seasonings.
Sprinkle into the bowl of the pineapple.
Toss and serve!

This pineapple is a great snack on its own, but would also be nice over salad, cottage cheese or as the salsa for this fish recipe.

This week's Bible Verse
1 Peter 1:6-7
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
(I love the analogy of our sufferings being used to refine us, like gold in the fire, so that we can reflect the face of God. )

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