Yesterday I was doing the dishes and I had my utensil drawer open so Jimmy would be occupied. He was having a ball playing with the measuring cups and spoons and a spatula when he found this strange orange object:
What is that?? It took me a minute to remember (most everything I own used to be my mom's and she had a lot of neat little gadgets). It's a little juicer! I think it is called a squeeze juicer or juicing trumpet. You stick the longer end into an orange and squeeze the orange over a glass and juice comes out the short end and it filters the seeds. It was pretty fun. Jimmy was entertained for a minute. ;-) It worked great on my oranges that got kinda shriveled because I kinda forgot about them.... I was going to put them in my compost or cut them in half and put them out for the birds, but this was much better! And I was surprised by how much juice I got, about half a glass from 3 oranges. Guess there was more life left in them than I thought! I added enough water to fill the glass and stuck it in the fridge to get cold (gotta have cold OJ! and I didn't have any ice) and it was delicious!
Now where do you buy such a little gadget? I found a couple places online selling it as a plastic "squeeze juicer", it costs less than a dollar, or you might try a store like Bed Bath & Beyond. There is a fancier stainless steel version out there called a Trumpet Citrus Juicer (try Googling it, or use Swagbucks), but I think mine must have come from one of those home cooking utensil parties, probably was a prize for a game.
This is what Works for Me for simple juicing (and it is super easy to clean!).
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