Marriage is About Compromise – Perfectly Pear Smoothie

Summer is slipping away from us, and I find myself buying up all the fresh fruit I can find. Thankfully, pears won’t be going away just yet.


Pears are one of Morgan’s favorite fruits, but I don’t love the grainy, gritty sort of texture. Fortunately we’ve found that I’ll eat almost any fruit blended into smoothie form. Am I completely ridiculous? Yes.

Other things that I only like in certain forms:

  • Tomatoes & onions are great… as long as they’re not raw!
  • Raspberries are a treat… but not if it’s raspberry jam or sauce!
  • Apricot jam is amazing on thumbprint cookies… but beware handing me an apricot or dried apricots!
  • A good friend of mine, knowing that I love bananas, recently gave me some banana chips to try. Bleh! (Sorry, friend..)
  • Fig Newtons – yes! Figs & fancy cheese – no!

The moral I’m suggesting in today’s story is to not immediately pass on something you typically don’t like if it’s in a new form (Yes, I’m laughing at the irony as I type this).

And on that note, I’m determined to open Edwin’s eyes to pumpkin this fall. So please, start passing your pumpkin recipes my way now. We’ve got our work cut out for us!

Perfectly Pear Smoothie
Makes two medium size smoothies.

1 pear, core removed
3/4 cup frozen cherries
1 frozen banana
1 cup milk

Combine ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. For more thickness, add less milk – for less thickness, add more milk.