Patriotic Fruit Salad

Patriotic Fruit Salad

Have some fun with the 4th of July holiday by giving your fruit salad some patriotic flair. It’s so simple and so fun.

Patriotic Fruit Salad

You’ll need:

Small or medium watermelon

1 pint fresh strawberries

1 pint blueberries

Star cookie cutter

Slice your watermelon into 1 to 1 1/2 inch slices. Lay flat on a cutting board and cut out star shapes.

Add sliced strawberries and blueberries. That’s it! Serve ice cold for a refreshing addition to your picnic menu.

star watermelon 2

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Watermelon Cups

Watermelon cups

 

We’re in the middle of one of my favorite seasons – watermelon season! In the 60’s and 70’s, my dad grew truckloads of this delectable, juicy, red fruit and sold them at the Farmer’s market for 50 cents each. Melons were plentiful growing up on the farm and we looked forward to ending a hot Alabama summer day with a big, dripping 4 inch slice. No forks please! Just hold a piece up to your face, take a big bite and let that sweet, sticky nectar run down your chin and neck. That’s the way it was done.

Today, I’m a bit more particular when it comes to serving my guests; forks are definitely required- at least at the dinner table.  I came across this idea years ago in a Southern Living magazine and finally just recently tried it out for a special brunch. It’s easy to do and you will really wow your guests with this beautiful presentation.  I’ve included the link which includes  step by step instructions on how to make the cups plus other ideas and recipes for watermelon.  Give it a try!

http://www.southernliving.com/food/entertaining/watermelon-cups-recipe