4th of July…I look forward to this holiday because it means a party at Aunt Mary Ann’s house which overlooks the Chesapeake Bay, lots of picnic food, parades and fireworks.
Speaking of food, I have 2 really fun patriotic treats to WOW your friends at the party.
Star Watermelon Salad
1 carton of strawberries, sliced
*a star cookie cutter too!
Cut up the watermelon so it looks like this:
Use the star cookie cutter to make the watermelon treats.
Add watermelon stars to the bowl and top with sliced strawberries.
Makes about 8 servings. It will all depend how big your stars are, though. You might be able to squeeze out a few more servings.
*I used the leftover watermelon for juice…so refreshing!
Red, White, and Blue Fruit Skewers
1 carton of blueberries (from a farm is perfect!)
2-3 ripe bananas
1 carton of strawberries (local and organic, too!)
*you will need a package of bamboo skewers
Slice bananas and strawberries. For each skewer, use the fruit to form a pattern; it can be Red, White, and Blue, or whatever you choose. Makes approximately 8 fruit skewers.
I sprinkled some raw coconut flakes on a few for fun.
I can’t for the life of me remember how I got these ideas. Martha Stewart maybe? OR from Family Fun Magazine? I wish I could credit someone so I’ll just say thank you for putting the ideas in my head. Kate and I decided we are totally bringing these two treats to Aunt Mary Ann’s!
Talk to me…how do you celebrate the 4th? Leave your comment below, my lovely.
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