Next I tried to think of a clever way to display my fruit tray. I was thinking I would cut fun shapes from the fruit with cookie cutters, but that was more difficult and wasteful that I thought it would be, so instead I decided to shape my fruit tray into that of a decorated Easter egg. I used one of my oval shaped serving bowls and striped the two melons, then I added some pinnapple flowers and cherry polka dots. The kids and adults loved it, and I am still eating on the leftovers as I type. I love eating pre-cut fruit, it may be silly, but when the fruit is just sitting in the fridge I am less prone to eat it then if it is all nicely cut up in a bowl waiting for me to just dig in.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Fruits and Veggies Oh My!
To continue in the last few days of Easter and Spring related foods, today I have some fun ways to serve fruits and veggies. First off is a fun planter filled with hummus and various veggies and pretzels for dipping. How cute would this be as your table centerpiece? To pull this off, I used one of my new unused planters (a terra-cotta pot would look super cute too!) and filled the bottom up with dried pasta (think macaroni and penne). Then I lined the inside of the pot with seran wrap so that it was coming out over the sides. Next I filled the pot with hummus and trimmed the extra overhanging seran wrap off using my kitchen sissors. Finally I "planted" my veggies and put a pretzel stick fence along the edge. All the extra veggies went on the bottom tray. Cute!