Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

Resolution Fruit Salad

Written by Patti on January 5th, 2010

Good Afternoon, Darlings!

I know a lot of you make resolutions when the new year rolls around. Me, too.  This year my resolutions include seeking out unusual, off the beaten path experiences and eating a bit healthier.  Saving more money wouldn’t hurt, either.

So, Eric and I set out to the grocery store to gather up the ingredients for a perfect fruit salad.  A wonderful way for us to start each day.  In the past I have purchased the ready made salads, but one tiny container can cost upwards of $4.00 – crazy!  While I was in another part of the store, Eric chose a ripe cantalope, juicy watermelon, succulent pineapple and containers of gorgeous berries – blueberries, strawberries and raspberries (my favorite!)

The next morning my sweet husband cut up all this fruit and filled three large containers – all for about $15 – a substantial savings and with fruit we like best. We call it our resolution fruit salad and boy is it tasty. Take a look:

After Eric removed the rinds from each big fruit

After Eric removed the rinds from each big fruit

Strawberries Waiting to be Cut

Strawberries Waiting to be Cut

Juicy, Sweet Watermelon

Juicy, Sweet Watermelon

Containers Being Filled

Containers Being Filled

Almost Ready!

Almost Ready!

Breakfast Is Served!

Breakfast Is Served!

With an english muffin, some orange juice and coffee, this makes a luscious start to the day. Doesn’t it look delicious?

Don’t think of resolutions as taking something out of your life, think of it as putting something wonderful in.

There – doesn’t that feel great?

I would love to hear your resolutions for 2010!

xoxo, Patti


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Patti says:

    Thanks, BTB!

  2. Holly says:

    Had some for lunch and it was delicious! Thanks!!

  3. Patti says:

    Thank you for the amazing strawberries! Love you!

  4. Lisa Hanson says:

    And great to make smoothies with too!

  5. Patti says:

    Lisa, we were saying the same thing! Mmmmm….smoothies!

  6. KD says:

    You are so lucky to have Eric. I have to do it ALL myself. Sent roommie to store to pick up some bread for croques monsieurs and he came back with a baguette. Do-able, but no sense.

    My resolution is to get healthy in spite of eating the delicious food I want. SIMPLE: Sharp cheddar, good parmesan, good gruyere. Roast some red peppers and cut up. You can either hand-grate and mix by hand. or for a smoother product cuisinart. Add ONLY enough Mayonnaise to get it to come together.

    NOw, put this between your favorite bread and grill. DELICIOUS, and not at all dietetic.

  7. tammie reed says:

    I love fruit salad,especially strawberries