Since we’re reading and researching about eating healthy, quite a few articles about coconut water have popped up. There are pros and cons but while at Wal-Mart last night, we decided to buy some coconut water.
By the way . . how did I end up at Wal-Mart on a Monday night? My dear husband said “I really should run to town and buy a grounding rod for the new well. Do you want to go to town?” I said “If we can eat out and I can have a real Dr. Pepper!” Was any mention made of going to Wal-Mart? No! We got in the car and Vince said :
- I want to stop by McCoy’s and see if they have a grounding rod. They did but it was 12′ long and we were in the Honda so he didn’t get it.
- We went to the local BBQ place to eat. They have really good Dr. Pepper with really good ice and the food is good too.
- Then he wanted to go to Home Depot to see their grounding rods. I stayed in the car. He didn’t get one there because he liked the one at McCoy’s better.
- Then we went to Wal-Mart because he wanted to buy fruit but that’s never all you buy at Wal-Mart.
- Then he wanted to go to Big Lots because they had thin, cheap tarps and we seem to use tarps as much as we use paper towels around here.
- Then he wanted to go to Tractor Supply to look at something there.
- Then . . he wondered if the meat market was open but it was past 7 and I assured him they were problem closed.
- Then . . he wanted to go to Cullen’s, the vegetable market, but I assured him that since it was past 7, they were problem closed too.
- Then . . he wanted to go to Kroger and I said NO!!!! Take me home! You’re so far past my three stop limit that I may never leave home again.
The whole trip was to get a grounding rod, which we did not get. The S-10 sounds like it’s got three wheels in the junk yard. I’m not wishing it an untimely death but . . it is 17 years old and it is a wimpy truck for someone living out here needing a real truck. He needs to take the truck to town to get the grounding rod and I’m not real sure, the way it sounds, it can make it to town and back. But . . I’m not wishing that it bites the dust . . I would never do that but . . if it does . . I already know what kind of truck I want! (Don’t worry . . I don’t really have a say in the truck we get and there are about three that I would love to have . . but I’d settle for any one of them!) . . anything but that S-10.
OK . . coconut water. In Wal-Mart, I said to Vince “let’s get some coconut water”. I guess he was thinking it would be like Great Value drinking water . . one gallon for 98¢. Nope . . something like $4.14 for a little container. Vince was standing there fixing to say no way when I put one in the buggy and kept walking. We got over to the fresh fruit (and I use that term “fresh” lightly) and he said “Look at this . . coconuts are on sale for $1 each. We can buy those instead of that expensive coconut water.” Nope . . we can buy a few of those along with the expensive coconut water. So, we he stood there in Wal-Mart and shook about 20 coconuts to see which three had the most water in them.
We came home and as soon as the chicken chores were done, he got out his drill and drilled into one of the coconuts.
Then he drilled some air holes.
Then we drained the water into a glass.
Poor Vince. He needs a new shirt without holes!
I guess we got excited about the coconut water because I didn’t take any more pictures but we wanted to see how much water we got for $1 so we could compare to the expensive coconut water that Vince will never stop complaining about how much it cost . . so we took an identical glass, filled it with water to the same level as the coconut water and poured the plain water into a measure cup. Vince did not want to pour the coconut water into the measuring cup because he was afraid he would be wasting some of it. That’s engineer thinking for you!
We had 3/4 cup of coconut water for $1. The bottle we bought said it has 4 – 8 oz. servings and it was $4.14. So, if you just count the water, the bottle we bought was a better buy but Vince said “We also get the coconut . . not just the coconut water.” And I said . . yes, I love coconut pie! But that’s not on the diet. Probably . . but maybe it could be . . if all I ate for the whole day was a slice of coconut pie! Yum! And a Dr. Pepper!
There are a whole lot of recipes that we like that use coconut so we’ll clean them and freeze them.
If he’s with me, we’ll probably buy fresh coconuts. If he’s not with me, I’ll buy the coconut water in the bottle but we won’t be drinking tons of it . . it will be a treat for every now and then.