Plus â€“ a good book and a great movie!
Step 1:Â Wash the pineapple so you donâ€™t transfer dirt and germs from the outside to the inside.
Step 2: Cut off both ends.
Step 3: Stand the pineapple up on the bottom and slice down along the sides to remove the skin.
Step 4:Â Keeping the pineapple standing up, slice down the length of the pineapple again, but this time, do it along the edge of the core.
Step 5: Chop up the remaining pieces.
Super easy, right?Â I used to feel very intimidated by pineapplesâ€¦ I always bought the prepackaged ones, which cost at least twice as much per bite! Â But cutting them up is really no big deal.
Oh, if you want to create rings, after Step 3, youâ€™d do slices and then cut out the core one by one.Â Unless you have a pineapple corer, I guess! Â (Or is there an easier way to do this? Anyone know?)
I used one of my pineapple rings to create Upside Down Pineapple Cake Oatmeal.Â SO GOOD. Itâ€™s a classic in this house!
Basically, itâ€™s banana oatmeal with a caramelized pineapple on top.
2/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk
Dash of vanilla extract
On top: A pineapple ring caramelized in coconut oil and brown sugar (on the stovetop, super easy)
Alrightâ€¦ so about that great book and movie.
I recently read Dark Places by Gillian Flynn and it was such an interesting and exciting read.
Plot from Amazon:Â Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in â€œThe Satan Sacrifice” of Kinnakee, Kansas.â€ She survivedâ€”and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Clubâ€”a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimesâ€”locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: Sheâ€™ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the clubâ€”for a fee. As Libbyâ€™s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she startedâ€”on the run from a killer.
On a lighter note, we watched The Way Way Back last night, and it was a HYSTERICAL (yet really touching) movie.
Have you read or watched anything good lately?