Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Amazing Disappearing Fruit

I have two young boys, inching ever closer to the teenage years, aka, the eating years.

I am wondering how on earth I will keep enough food in this house when they are teens since four days ago our fruit supply included:

a quart of strawberries
8 kiwis
2 mangoes
3 pounds of pears
3 pounds of apples
5 pounds of clementines
3 pounds of bananas

=nearly 20 pounds of fruit!

Let me preface the picture below with the warning: my boys *love* fruit and I am all too happy to help provide them with ample opportunities to fuel this love. I know we go through fruit fairly quickly, but it hit me today how quickly and I had to take a picture of what our 20 pounds of fruit looks like four days later:


We still have our after-school snack and dinner for today, so I am guessing by day's end, we will have pretty much depleted our fruit supply...in four days.

Milk, eggs, bread and snacks go quickly in our home too, but I was amazed at our fruit consumption. At this rate I have decided we probably need to plant some fruit trees in our backyard, for this will be the only way to keep a steady supply in our home about 10 years from now.

What foods disappear fastest in your kitchen?

SPC

9 comments:

whitneyingram said...

Yeah, if they are eating like this now, wait until they are 13-15 years old.

What goes fast in our house?
Milk
Apples
Clementines
Bananas
Potatoes
Orange juice
Pretzels
Yogurt
Eggs

JerseyBaby said...

Berries go fasted in our house. And yogurt tubes.

Mommy on my boys turf said...

EVERYTHING! I never imagined a 7 year old could eat 6 tacos or 3 hamburgers....and still eat snacks. We go through a loaf of bread in 1.5 days and a jar of peanut butter in 4. I'm with you! It is time to plant some trees, buy a cow, and get the chickens to lay some eggs!

Mommy on my boys turf said...

EVERYTHING! I never imagined a 7 year old could eat 6 tacos or 3 hamburgers....and still eat snacks. We go through a loaf of bread in 1.5 days and a jar of peanut butter in 4. I'm with you! It is time to plant some trees, buy a cow, and get the chickens to lay some eggs!

fearlesschef said...

We go through Bananas like you wouldn't believe! And Liam is the only one eating them unless I bake with them! Milk and yogurt are also hot topics here. The applesauce and peaches I canned this summer are entering their last dozen jars and I will be SO sad to see them go! Recently, rice has been added to the list of favorites, so I've had to start buying it in bulk.

Michele Nelson said...

Espresso beans! Our family is 2 adults, no kids.

Oh, and dog food goes quickly too....especially if we leave the lid off the container by mistake! We have a lab, a mixed breed & a golden retriever.

Ten Coffee Day said...

Around here, milk and apples are always in short supply. My daughter is unhappy at the price of fresh strawberries this time of year. In the summer she'll eat them until her mouth is stained red.

-Stephanie

www.tencoffeeday.blogspot.com

Ten Coffee Day said...

Around here, milk and apples are always in short supply. My daughter is unhappy at the price of fresh strawberries this time of year. In the summer she'll eat them until her mouth is stained red.

-Stephanie

www.tencoffeeday.blogspot.com

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Thanks guys--I enjoyed reading your comments on this one!

I also forgot...

Cereal!