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Twelve pounds of oranges... now what?

Steady Habits | Jan 2, 2009 11:41 PM

Yes, we received twelve pounds of Navel oranges (holiday gift), and we love oranges, but they're all here at once and I'm concerned about using them all. I usually buy, say, three oranges a week and that does us fine. So, a couple of questions:

1) How long will they keep in the refrigerator--and is that the best way to keep them the longest?

2) Christmas is done, and it's time to cut back on the sweets around here, so, other than a batch of breakfast muffins, or two, I really don't want to make dessert-y things with them. And we don't drink orange juice. I can section a couple of them and use them in a salad, and make some cranberry-orange sauce, but neither of those every night, and maybe I'll make some Chicken a L'Orange, but can anyone suggest some other savory dishes? I know what I'm going to do with the peels, but...the meat of so many oranges? Thanks if you can help.

(I should add, I still have a bunch of Clementines I was worried about using before the oranges arrived. And no room in the freezer right now for more finished products.)

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