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Friday, March 30, 2007

Fruit Salad

Paula Writes:

With the change of seasons, I prepare things that move outdoors well. My insanity continues to the outside world where it is me and my two grills and lots of hungry sisters and children. This makes a large fruit salad, but by the end of the day, it is gone. I leave a stack of plastic cups on the table so the kiddies can help themselves while the adults relax until I squirt them with my water pistol… which the kids love. Of course at the end of the day, I have found grapes floating in the pool and an odd piece of discarded fruit but it is a big hit.

You can fancy this up when serving for a more formal get together by setting individual dishes and garnish with a mint sprig.
Fruit Salad





You will need:
  1. 1 Large bowl
  2. 1 Medium Bowl
  3. 1 cutting board
  4. 1 great knife
Variations:

You can add or subtract any fruit according to your taste

Fruit Salad with Topping

Ingredients:
  1. Pineapple, peeled and sliced into rings
  2. 3 Oranges, with or without the rind, sliced thin
  3. 3 Apples, with or without peel, cored and diced
  4. 1 Cantaloupe , peeled and seeded, cubed
  5. 1 Honeydew Melon, peeled and seeded, cubed
  6. 1 Watermelon Wedge, taken off rind, cubed
  7. 2 Cups of Grapes (mix red and green)
  8. 1 Pint Strawberries, cut in half
  9. 1/2 Cup Raspberries
  10. 3 Bananas sliced thin.
  11. 2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  12. 3/4 Cup Shredded Coconut
  13. 6 Mint Sprigs
Directions:
  1. Mix all of the above in a large bowl,
  2. Garnish with mint sprigs
  3. Cover and set in refrigerator until ready to serve
Topping Ingredients (optional):
  1. 2 Cups Plain Yogurt
  2. 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  3. 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  4. 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
  5. 3 Tablespoons Honey
Mix together and serve over fruit salad.

Some things are so simple that we tend to overlook them. Paula's fruit salad is one of them. Simple, easy, healthy and yummy. If you use the optional topping with the yogurt the salad becomes "dairy". If you leave out the yogurt it makes a great salad to serve anywhere at anytime. Paula gets a one for difficulty. She did it!

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