(I know you read this post title and thought: Pears - who cares?)
I've discovered that I do.
I forgot to mention in my last post, I bought something else whilst in Myrtle Beach:
And these were half-price because it was post-Christmas, even better.
I think Americans could stand to learn a thing or two from the French about the beautiful flavor and versatility of the pear. They're great thin-sliced on a turkey sandwich with some white cheese and cranberry mustard. Or baked in cinnamon. Or diced up in a chef salad with some Gorgonzola or Roquefort and candied pecans. Plus its hard to beat a really nice, bright, ripe pear eaten in hand at its peak on a winter day.
Before you knock it, when did you last eat a fresh, ripe pear?
Anybody got a favorite pear recipe? I'm thinking of trying this one. It sounds slightly freaky, I know - what with the Swiss cheese and all. Yet, it's strangely appealing to me.
So what did you eat today that you'd really like to thank God for?
I'm giving God thanks for pears.