I always prefer to go shopping with Ben, because then we’re together. It’s a great family activity when it’s ridiculously hot outside. Also, it makes it much easier to load and unload the car.
The thing is, when Ben joins a shopping trip lots of other things join our cart too. I can leave Target under $100, sometimes under $10, no problem. Not with Ben.
A couple weeks ago the family went shopping together at Costco, and as I was pushing the cart down the frozen fruit section Ben tosses some frozen pineapple in the cart. Not on the list. Frozen mango, yes. Frozen mixed berries, yes. No pineapple. I had no plans to use pineapple.
The pineapple stayed in our cart. And it stayed in our freezer. Until one evening I wanted dessert, and I remembered that pineapple in our freezer and the can of coconut milk in our pantry and found this recipe.
I loved it so much that I made it with a green twist the next day.
3-4 handfuls raw spinach (3-4 c)
2 c pineapple, frozen
2 small-medium bananas, frozen
1 ½ c coconut milk
½ – 1 t vanilla extract
So brilliant, so easy – thank goodness that pineapple got tossed into the cart.