April Showers Bringing May Fruit Flowers
I love when food can be beautiful, fun, and delicious! Such is the case with our fruit bouquet! We skewered the fruit to add to our collection of kebobs and then were torn between wanting to stare at our creations, or eat it up! The boys chose eat it up almost immediately.
The technique was simple enough:
- I did a Google image search for the term “Fruit Bouquet“
- I studied several images and wrote down the fruit I wanted to use:
- and strawberries
- I placed half a head of iceberg lettuce in the bottom of my flower pot (it fit perfectly!!)
- I broke skewers into various lengths.
- We (mostly the kids) placed strawberries on the end of some of the sticks.
- We strung grapes on a stick all in a row.
- I Sliced an entire pineapple into rings (crossways) moving from bottom of pineapple to the top.
- We scooped balls of cantaloupe with a melon baller.
- We cut pineapple flower shapes using a large sandwich cookie cutter (with the rubber grip, and the metal bottoms.
- Then we slid the shaped pineapple on the end of a stick, and topped it with the cantaloupe.
The kids had so much fun doing this, but even more fun eating it. I had to keep swatting the neighborhood away until the pictures were done, and then all the neighbor kids dove in and it disappeared faster than a plate of cookies!
For special occasions (Like Tuesdays), add our delicious fruit dip:
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 1 TBL. brown sugar
This is a great spring activity… especially if your flowers haven’t bloomed yet, it sure makes you feel like it’s spring.
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I love, love, love this idea! I’ve seen these before, but just never thought of doing it myself. I am going to make this for Easter, if I can figure out a way to transport it!
I’ve always wanted to try this! In the past when I’ve broken skewers (taking the idea from you, I think, to make a turkey out of an apple and grapes on skewers), it’s been really hard. How did you do it?
Hi Sara… I had a really sharp knife, and I placed the knife where I wanted the break to be. Then, I pushed down on the knife, while pulling up on the end of the stick. It makes a nice, clean break!
So cute!! I wish I ate at your house. Every meal looks fun to eat!
These are so yummy and they make great Mothers Day gifts!
LOVE IT! how fun! I know my boys would totally love helping out with this…and it looks so fresh and yummy too!!!
I absolutely love how this turned out – the grapes as greenery is such a good idea and the pineapple flowers are adorable! I’ve included it in our roundup of beautiful foods for a floral themed party. Floral Themed Food Finds
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