I pulled our last jar of fruit from the pantry this week.

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Homemade canned fruit, that is.

I’ve been trying to be disciplined lately and not run to the store for every little thing we run out of. And I’ve been trying to teach my teens the same thing.

No fresh apples or bananas? Head to the pantry, kids!

This week I grabbed our last jar of home canned cherries. It actually made me sad, because I’m not sure that I will can cherries this summer. I love them, but the rest of the family is not crazy about them. I’ve been able to cook with them on occasion, but this time I grabbed the last jar and made myself breakfast.

I love to make a “shake” in the morning with fresh fruit, or whatever fruit I can find.

I’ll be canning peaches, pears, applesauce, lots of jams and relishes this year (yes, I’m dreaming of summer.)

But probably not cherries.

If you are a canner, what is your family’s favorite fruit?


Recipe: Fruit Protein Shake {ReluctantEntertainer.com}

Summary: Perfect breakfast with protein, fruit, and flax oil.


  • 1 cup fruit
  • 1 scoop Whey Protein Powder (I use vanilla flavor)
  • 8 oz. water
  • ice
  • 2 Tbsp. flax oil


  1. Blend together and ENJOY.

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1