Wednesdays after work…
I usually: rush home, shower, grab a snack, and head out the door to pick up Marlowe from my step-mom, who very graciously watches her each week. Yesterday, I rushed home and found a fair amount of packages at my door. Half were for me. Half were for my backyard neighbor. I walked to the back of my house to drop off the packages and to my VERY EXCITED surprise, I saw a few bright yellow mangos on the ground. I look up and: BAM IT’S MANGO SEASON. I showered, forgot the snack, rushed out the door, picked up Marlowe, and somehow managed to fit my dads extra tall fruit picker into my itty bitty two door car.
The tree: it’s filled! I am beyond ready. I want to sing a song with excitement. Or, since I refuse to sing: I want to do a little dance. I know it’s not mango season everywhere… or hardly anywhere for that matter… but it’s mango season here, and I need to be better prepared with mango recipes. Last year, I was late to the game, and spent a fair amount of time picking through over-ripened mango on the ground. I ended up with a lot of ice-cream (some of which is most likely still in my freezer) and a fair amount of mango chutney that I shared friends and family.
This year I will be making: pickled mango, chutney again (it was phenomenal), smoothies, and coconut milk ice-cream. I will not be making: salsa —-> do not want fruit in my salsa.
Do you have a favorite mango recipe? I’d love to hear it.