mindgarden saidI rarely have fresh pineapples around here.
Are you sure? I went on a cruise last year and they always had fresh pineapple and I'd forgotten how much I love it. I remembered having seen it in my grocery store so when I got back home I looked and they're about $3.50 apiece. Which I think is a steal because you'll get several nice 1 inch slices from one so the cost per day is reasonably low.
It's a bit tedious cutting of the skin and eyes but well worth it in my opinion. After I got back from that cruise I always had a pineapple in my fridge that I was whittling away at. I got burned out and haven't bought one in a while though.
The trick is finding a grocery store that has a lot of Mexican customers, which mine does.