Fresh Fruit Platter

filed under: Food + Drink on May 7, 2013

Putting together a fruit platter looks impressive to friends and family, but is truly one of the easiest ways to enjoy fruit! A couple of other options are my Fruit Pizza and Blueberry Galette!

Fresh Fruit Platter
Prep Time
15 mins
 

An easy way to impress!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit platter
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • watermelon
  • green grapes
  • blueberries
  • kiwi
  • cantaloupe
  • apple
  • orange
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
Instructions
  1. Cut up orange, apple, and watermelon.
  2. Peel cantaloupe and kiwi and slice.
  3. Arrange rest of fruit on platter.
  4. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

I did not add quantities of fruit because it depends on how big of a fruit platter you would like, the seasonality of the fruit, and how many folks you are feeding. 

 

Fresh Fruit Platter! Such an easy snack!

One of my biggest struggles of late has been grocery shopping. It may sound harmless and mundane to most; the simplistic task of making a list, finding a store that sells those items, and then going to purchase them.

List, store, buy, go home. Easy peasy.

Only… not so much.

Fresh Fruit Platter and How I Shop (kinda)

This is usually how grocery store shopping goes in my house:

Monday-Decide that I must go grocery shopping, start thinking about what I need to get. Day gets busy and by the time hubby gets home and we finish dinner I am exhausted. No grocery store today.

Tuesday-Running low on supplies… need to ransack the freezer for dinner. Plan on going to the store in the afternoon, smallest child ends up taking nap at a weird time and can’t make it. Too exhausted by the time dinner is over. Must go tomorrow.

Wednesday– Kids have activities at night, must go to store this afternoon! Schooling takes longer than expected, one child seems to have a runny nose and sniffles. Yuck, germs. Skip store. Have hubby pick up dinner on his way home.

 

Fresh Fruit Platter! Such an easy snack!

Thursday-Completely out of milk and bread. Consider watering down some heavy cream for cereal. Make bread from scratch and pretend it was my plan all along. Dinner is left overs, and I declare it “clean out the fridge day”, only don’t actually clean the fridge. Hubby is out of town, so at 8:00om at night I put all kids into the car in their jammies and run to the convenience store for tiny sized totally overpriced milk so we can have breakfast in the morning.

Friday-I will make it to the store today! Absolutely must do anything in my power to avoid grocery shopping on a Saturday. Kids are starting to get tired and run-down (not to mention cranky!) … must get them some fresh and healthy food! Desperate for good food we venture out to the nearest Super Store. The selection is sub-par. Fruits and veggies are wilted and picked over. The meat selection is near expiration. My feet start hurting and I get distracted in the cookie aisle. We go home with 1-gallon milk, four packages of Oreo’s, and some diapers.

Fresh Baked Artisian Bread

Saturday– Family is planning a revolt. They want good food! I finally make up a list and head to the store. The parking lot is full and I walk 100 yards in the rain. The store is a mad house. Everything is picked over and I trip on the stock boy trying to replenish the bananas. They are out of coupon books so I have to pay full price for everything. Checkout lines are three deep and the baby is kicking me in the bladder.

Sunday– We are out of milk as I forgot to buy more yesterday.

If you want more amazing Appetizers, I have a fantastic list!

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  • K. Cleaver says:

    I shop the farmers market and buy in big batches so I can, can it to use during the rest of the year.

  • Susan Smith says:

    I go to my local Farmers Market or Whole Foods to get the freshest produce.

  • Kayla says:

    I shop for produce at local farmers markets.

  • Liz B says:

    While I love the farmer’s market for produce, it is fairly expensive here, so I don’t go often. I shop at the big grocery store, and stick mainly to the outside of the store — fresh fruit/veg, dairy and then a few times from the packaged food sections and then some frozen veg for when we are out of fresh. It makes it easier because all of my big decisions are done in the beginning of the trip, and we cruise through the other aisles quickly. As quickly as you can with a 2 year old who insists on walking and examining every package at her eye level! It takes longer with her, but I love her curiosity and enjoy seeing her face as she sees something she recognizes.

  • Miranda Ward says:

    I shop for foods in Season..

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  • joseph gersch jr says:

    look on the internet for tips about ripeness and use at store, shop local

  • tracey byram says:

    I grow my own vegetables and shop the local farmer’s market for fresh fruits.

  • Barbara Stenby says:

    Tips for grocery shopping on the cheap:
    stick to your list
    eat before you go shopping
    COUPONS!!!
    always try to buy local

  • Becky says:

    Try to stick to my list and go to multiple stores for the best deals and options.

  • Leslie S. says:

    I try to go to my local fruit stand to get amazing fruits at great prices once a week.I also shop for meats at the grocery store that have been marked down because they are close to the use by date.I feed a family of six 3 meals a day so I have to shop for the best deals.Thanks!
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  • Leslie S. says:

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/lstanziani/status/334713639821000704 Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • jessica schueler says:

    I grab from the back of the shelf

  • Nicole A says:

    I make a list (and a list where I draw pictures of all of the items so that my preschooler can help).
    I shop at a discount retailer, so that I can keep my food budget in check.
    I walk to another grocery store for staples (eggs, milk, bread) that we need to stock up on between bigger trips.
    Once or twice a month we go as a whole family to farmer’s markets to get fresh fruit/veg/dairy and support local farmers and the local economy.

  • Lia says:

    I shop at the local farmer’s market, which is WAY cheaper than the Giant nearby. I can fill a whole bag with produce for $20! (I have recently turned several of my friends on the to place!) The market has everything from produce to grains and bulk foods to breads and meats. And STILL cheaper than Giant or Weis. I also rotate farms and pick my own when possible. We are also looking into joining a co-op for a local organic farm. Since I’m at home, every penny counts!

  • Julieh says:

    I shop local farmers markets and my own garden

  • kathy pease says:

    to find the freshest food I always reach to the back on the shelves because they put the older stuff in front

  • Shannon says:

    I go by look and feel

  • Jimmy says:

    Look at the food closely and check the dates to make sure you get the freshest food

  • Cassie B. says:

    My tricks of the trade include hitting Costco first, checking the Wednesday grocery ads and always checking out the local, public market for what’s in-season. Do I do all of these things on a regular basis, you ask??? Not nearly as much as I wish :/

  • Brenda Elsner says:

    I look over the grocery ads and my coupons on Tues. when the ads come out. I work a night shift, so it is easier for me to go to the grocery store right after work, otherwise I may not make it. Morning seems to be a good time to go as everything is usually fully stocked and the freshest.

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