I like to buy apples. They are usually one of the cheapest fruits out there, are tasty raw or cooked in deserts, and are extremely portable (have you ever tried to eat a kiwi while driving the car? Not recommended).
The kids also like apples. For a while Princess love to have apple slices with a bit of peanut butter smeared on (actually it is a little tough to get wet PB to stick to the wet apple, but we mananged). Now both Princess and Buddy prefer to eat bites from a whole apple.
The problem is, they never finish an apple.
I wind up with a bunch of apples with 3 little Buddy sized bites out of them. Sometimes if Princess is very hungry she’ll eat most of a half of one. But heaven forbid I should cut it into slices-no, we want the entire thing.
So I came up with a plan. Every time I end up with a half eaten apple, I throw it in the freezer. If I’m feeling up to it, I actually core it and cut it into pieces first, then throw it in a designated 1 Gallon zipper baggie. Otherwise I just toss the apple into the freezer whole. An unsuspecting person looking into my freezer would think I was insane. “What is this woman doing with 8 half eaten apples strewn about her freezer?”
When I’ve got enough, or the mood strikes me, I take them out, throw them in a bowl on the counter to defrost, then chop them up and use them in any recipe calling for apple. I’ve made my favorite apple bread this way, and my current favorite-Fruit Filled Oatmeal Bars. Yum! You can also make a quick homemade applesauce with them to either eat by itself, or to have alongside pork dishes.
I do the same thing with half eaten bananas, and make a mean bananna bread about every three weeks.