Thursday, March 17, 2011

Frozen Fruit Cups

I posted a picture of these refreshing fruit cups on my last freezer cooking day. Everyone much be excited for spring and some fruity cups because I got a lot of people asking for the recipe...so I am sharing it today. They are awesome and you can switch up the fruit to what suits your taste.

I have realized this year that time estimation on projects is not my thing.

Let's be honest. Estimation of any kind is not my gift.

Want some recent examples?

1.) The game where you guess the amount of something in a jar. Yeah, I was way off on the jelly beans in a jar. Way off. Way, way off.

2.) How much room I have between my car and the curb. Yep. You guessed it. Bumped the curb. Hope my husband just skims this post. Yikes. It was his car.

3.) Then there is the idea of making recipe books for a few brides in my life. The book isn't the issue. It was the genius idea of buying recipe card stamps and making them. Stamping each card. Stamping each category on each stamped card. Cutting many sheets of card stock. Yes, stupid me.

4.) How long it will take to completely redo a lot of my house. Yep. Missed the mark.

As a result I haven't had much time to blog. I hope you understand. After I get this house completed it should be back to normal. While I have been feverishly working on everything around here lots of recipes/post ideas have been stirring around in my silly little poor estimating mind. Simply no time to do anything but write them down.

One thing that is not a post idea is teaching YOU how to master the great skill of proper estimation.

Frankly, I need help with it. I really wonder if there is hope for me...




Ingredients:
20 oz. frozen strawberries, sliced and thawed
12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate, slightly thawed
2-20 oz. cans crushed pineapple
1-16 oz. can mandarin oranges
1/3 cup lemon juice
6 bananas, sliced

Directions: Combine all ingredients, including juices from fruit. Spoon fruit into lined muffin cups and freeze. Once fruit is frozen place fruit cups in freezer bags.

Serving: Remove from freezer about 30 minutes before serving

Makes about 30 cups



This post is linked to Saturday Swap at Quit Eating Out

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will have to try this . . . they look good!

wandeful said...

Hi Katie,

I missed you blogging but sure understand! I was always amazed at how my she would use the right size container to serve or save food. She told me it was just experience. I am sure you are well on your way to the "gift of estimation".

The fruit cups is a definite try for me especially since strawberries are in season and sooo good.

Katie said...

Wandeful, maybe after many more years I will have enough experience to estimate correctly! I sure hope so. Let me know how you like them.

Cherie said...

Hi kate!!

I think these look super for summer!!!

I want to get some of those pretty little silver cuppie things too!!!

the kids will love them!!!

Hugs,
Cherie

Family Balance Sheet said...

This is a great idea. We love fruit salad. I never thought about freezing them.

I started a new link-up on Wednesdays, Kitchen Economics: Cost Cutting Tips to Save Money in the Kitchen. I would love for you to stop by next Wednesday.

Thanks ~ Kristia

Tightwad Mom said...

Yum! These sound delicious. They will make a fun summer treat for the kids.

Angi said...

I see lots of good recipes here and have become your new follower. Enjoy your weekend!

Kandi said...

Katie,
So happy you posted the recipe...can't wait to try this one.
LOVE the blog!
Kandi

Sara said...

These look delicious and SO refreshing - I love finding new ways to add more fruit to my diet. (that doesn't involve mike & ikes or jelly beans...)

Tiffanee said...

Loving these fruit cups!! I am also not good at estimating!! I had to laugh because I have done a few of the things you had (atleast you didn't ruin the tire like someone I know.) Thanks for an amazing recipe and we will all still be here when you get the time to blog!! You are amazing!

Katie said...

@ Cherie: I just got the silver liners at Kroger or something...they are cheap...but cute!

@ Family Balance Sheet: Thanks for letting me know aobut you link up. I will be there this week :)

@Tightwad Mom: Hope you like them!

Katie said...

@ Angi: Thanks! I will be checking out your blog too!

@ Kandi: I sure hope you like them. So glad you like reading...it means a lo@t to me. Thanks for commenting!

@ Sara: Yes, this is a great way to add fruit and I think they are something like 20 calories a piece!

@ Tiffanee: Glad I am not the only one. You know...I have ruined a few tires in my time too. I busted Daniel's tire the second day he bought his new car (the one I just hit the curb with). That sure was a lovely day :)

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

Thanks for linking these to Saturday Swap! They look SO delish. And fruit is ZERO points on WW, so I will definitely be making these as soon as we get home from our vacation. Have a great start to your week!!!

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

PS ~ I'm your newest fb follower.

Katie said...

Kim,

You will let me know how you like them! Thanks for following me on fb...I follow you too on fb!

trooppetrie said...

I bet you could put a stick in these and freeze them. I think my girls would love it

Shelley said...

I am totally in love with this idea. I have been trying to get more fruit into my kids without buying all that prepackaged stuff. I can't wait to try this. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to share this on my blog, cuz it is just so cool and timesaving and healthy!!
God Bless,
Shelley

Katie said...

Trooppetrie,

What a great idea! I am sure kids would love that. If you try it, let me know how it comes out!

Katie said...

Shelley,

Of course I don't mind you sharing! They sure are a great way to get in fruit and in a fun way!

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