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Time to prepare: 9 hours.
The fruit tray was lined with a rectangle paper doily, then hydrangea leaves were placed on the inside of the tray. The halves of a small watermelon and cantaloupe were carved into boats. The pineapple was cut in half; the leaves of one half were cut off and discarded. The fruit of the melons and pineapple were cut into balls or cut into cubes and refrigerated until the tray was assembled.
The lemons and limes and oranges were used for fruit carvings, plus a few of the strawberries were carved into roses for garnishments. English ivy and other types of greenery were used to adorn the garnishments which were used on the completed tray. The heart shaped pedestal bowls were used for fruit dip; these bowls are adored with tulle and resemble a wedding veil. Serve with chocolate and vanilla fruit dip or any fruit dip of your choice.
The fruit tray assembled is:
By JOSE from Collierville, TN
To save money on an engagement brunch or bridal shower, make tea sandwiches instead of hiring a caterer. Invest in an electric knife and toothpicks to help make simple lunch meat sandwiches look very professional.
With this being the time of year for bridal showers, all the women involved with our bridal shower decided to make finger sandwiches. To make it easier, everyone shared in making the food and each of us had something else to do as well as making the sandwiches. It really was easy and we had a fun time getting everything together. And we all got together to make the sandwiches. It amazes me how you can get these made when you are laughing so hard!
We bought our bread from a bakery. We also had it tinted to match the colors, yeah we are a different bunch! But fun we did have! Next we cut off the crust, we also used fancy toothpicks stuck in the sandwiches. Not in all of them just here and there. Now there are different spreads you can use. So everyone found one they wanted to make.
*Note: The amount you want to make will determine how much chicken you will need. You can use 1-2 chicken breasts, or 1 (5 oz.) can of chicken can be substituted.
In small bowl, combine ingredients, mix well. You can make the night before. However, do not put sandwiches together the night before.
In small bowl combine mix well. May also be chilled.
Mix together, chill. This one only makes 3/4 cup.
Mix together well and chill overnight. I have to tell you, this one was also delicious!
In a small bowl, combine first 3 ingredients. Beat until light and fluffy. Add cheese and pimiento, mix well. Chill. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
Use 1 (3 oz.) package of softened cream cheese, add any of these to make sandwiches:
I really hope someone tries these, they are really good. As usual I had to munch my way through, they are so good and easy! Good Luck to whoever the shower is for. Enjoy!
By Darlene from Fairview, PA
At my daughter's shower, I wanted homemade desserts. So when people asked how they could help, I asked them bring 12 homemade cookies. Some of them brought more and I was given fancy trays with doilies.