Fruit Tray Arrangement


by Sep 13th, 2010 // Breakfast, Desserts, Healthy, Lunch, Recipes, Veggie Friendly

Fruit Tray Arrangement

We had friends over this weekend and it dawned on me that my kid and I have never really arranged food together. Mostly we just make the food and then he scurries off to was his hands before we sit down to dinner.

I love the way a fruit platter looks on the table especially at a brunch. It’s best if it is asymmetrical and all the fruit looks like it just kind of fell in pools onto the tray.

Although we tend to try to make things orderly, kids are really great at arranging things more randomly. Turns out my kid makes a great fruit arranger.

Funny, even after lining up these strawberries, his instinct was to then pool them together in the middle.

I think holding on to this skill might be more valuable than any recipe I could ever teach him. Does it get any more beautiful than this?


7 Comments on “Fruit Tray Arrangement”

  1. 1.) Abby
    September 14th, 2010

    Awesome post…. I have been getting my guys to spread their sandwiches and cut their fruit lately after reading this I am totally getting into some fruit platters arranging with them :)

  2. 2.) misti
    September 14th, 2010

    Nice work! Looks delicious and it's so fun to see how he decided to arrange the tray.

  3. 3.) gigi
    September 14th, 2010

    wow, gus, what a picture perfect fruit arrangement you've created! g-r-e-a-t job!!
    i can just imagine how beautiful it looks on the table and how delicious it taste. y-u-m

  4. 4.) Tiffani
    September 14th, 2010

    He did great!! My kids love to do the cheese and cracker tray!

  5. 5.) Marketing Mommy
    September 14th, 2010

    Culinary and art skills in one activity. You've outdone yourself! And my mouth is watering.

  6. 6.) Melissa
    September 14th, 2010

    I want those figs!

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