AIMEE'S FRUIT KEBABS AND FUN FRUIT HEAD DISPLAY

This is especially cute for kids' parties!

  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Wooden Skewers

Cut cantaloupe in half and using a melon baller, or cutting into cubes, cut (or scoop) balls of melon.  Set aside for kebabs.  Remove the top part of a pineapple, and set aside.  Cut your pineapple into chunk size pieces, and set aside for kebabs.  Using wooden skewers, randomly place pieces of melon, pineapple, strawberries and grapes.  When it is time to assemble the "fruit head" just flip a cantaloupe half over, cut side down.  Place pineapple top on top of round side of cantaloupe, then place two skewers on each side of pineapple head into cantaloupe to secure.  Serve fruit kebabs with fruit dip!  
 

AIMEE'S SOUTHERN FRUIT DIP

We Southerners will find something we really like, then have several different ways to prepare it. This is just another way to prepare fruit dip. I, personally, love this one and I like to use it when there are children and adults together for a gathering.  Everyone really seems to enjoy this:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping
  • zest of one orange, and fresh orange juice

Mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar together.  Fold in the frozen whipped topping and orange zest and juice.  Feel free to play around with your taste buds, and substitute lemon, lime or even pineapple for the lemon juice.