Warning, sad coconut story ahead…
MY SAD COCONUT STORY (not really)
I went to the store Saturday to get the stuff to make a new fish recipe and needed some flaked coconut. I’ve only recently begun to like more and more foods with coconut, so I had never bought it before. I found out that the bagged kind is full of preservatives! I just couldn’t do it. (I’m assuming there is organic flaked coconut to be found somewhere?) So I bought a whole coconut, much to Kent’s dismay, and being the great guy he is, he showed that coconut who was boss. It took a while, but he got the milk out (and I used some to make the kids’ smoothies for breakfast), he chopped it open, peeled it (what a pain and a mess!) and shredded it while I threw the rest of the dinner together.
Here’s the kicker…
After all that, none of us liked it. However, it may have been because of an eensy weensy little problem. I started the recipe an hour before we planned to eat, and then realized it was supposed to marinate for a few hours. Oops. That would probably make a big difference…ya think? (Side note: Kent has only recently been willing to try eating fish, and heck if I can make it a way that we all like – I stink at making fish! And I can’t find decent fish around here anyway, it’s all farm-raised.)
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