The bright, pretty color and the expected sweetness and delightful flavors of fruit make it easy to overbuy, especially with toddler in tow. She wants strawberries at the store, but then you get home and she only wants the apples that you already had. You picked up blueberries with the intention of making muffins, or pancakes even, but there’s just never enough time. Uneaten, old fruit just keeps piling up. Not to fret, though. Even if the fruit is a little past its prime, looking just a wee bit sadder, it’s still in many cases totally fine to bake or whip into another recipe. Here are my favorite 15 ways to use fruit that’s past its prime.
Summer’s finally here and we’ve decided to continue school sessions for our daughter since it seems to be going pretty well lately. She enjoys all the activities they do and has made a few friends. (Granted, her closest friend is not attending summer sessions, but there are others.) Recently, we decided to switch one of her days to Wednesday. We did not realize that requires us to stick to fully disposable brown bag lunch ideas. This might have been a huge mistake so we’ll see if we decide to keep going with it.