A Grapefruit in the Sun

It's the first day of school. For most parents this means dragging kids out of bed, dressing them to impress, and either shooing them over to the bus stop or hauling them down the road to school. For a lot of my friends, it's a huge step since so many of them have little ones who haven't known the glory of being sand box king or tasted the sweet nectar that is school glue. 

While I too have school age children, I got to wake up this morning blissfully aware that there would be none of that going on in my home. Charisma started attending school online last year. I was wary of the transition at first because I already felt overwhelmed with work and school. Looking back now, I can say it was actually a blessing, especially since I got to sleep in until ten this morning. On the down side, I slept until ten this morning, so breakfast had to be a quick one that Charisma could eat during her live lesson. It was time to bring on the grapefruit!

I've never actually eaten grapefruit this way. I've used the juice in a vinaigrette or smoothie. As a fruit, I'm wary of something that sour. I tried a bite of the grapefruit before I started broiling it, and I've gotta say, thank god for caramelization because eating a grapefruit raw is just gross.

Broiled Grapefruit with Honey and Nuts

You Will Need:

2 whole grapefruit, washed
4 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp almonds
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds, shelled
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Set broiler to high with the top rack at the second highest point in the oven.

Halve the grapefruit and use a small knife to cut the pulp away from the edge around the circumference of the pulp to break it away from the skin. Make several smaller cuts to break the tough portion that divides the fruit into sections. Pull it out.*

In a food processor or blender, pulse the almonds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and nutmeg until the consistency of cake crumbs.

Sprinkle the grapefruit generously with the nut mixture. Drizzle with honey and broil until gold and bubbly, about 8 minutes.

*There's going to be a lot of pulling and yanking involved here like getting trying that skinny zipper down on that dress that's obviously two sizes too small. Just like that dress, be prepared to for a lot of ripping and tearing.


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