I never am ready for the summer, but whether or not I am prepared… summer is HERE in its full force. I keep feeling like we have skipped spring over at my end, and just hopped into the sweltering summer heat!!!!
Well, a pretty and delicious Fruit Salad always helps making summer just a little bit more bearable:
2 cans of peach pie filling (you can get by with one can, but I like it better with two)
1 large can of pineapple chunks, drained, discard juice
1 medium (or large) can of mandarin orange
2 medium apples, diced
3 large bananas, sliced
2 lbs strawberries, diced for fruit salad mixture, sliced for garnish
5 or 6 kiwis, sliced
1 cup of grapes
1 bag of 8 oz miniature marshmallows
Blueberries and other berries of your choice
Mix all the ingredients together (except for the sliced kiwis and strawberries, and mandarin orange). Garnish with kiwis, strawberries, and mandarin orange. Spread sliced kiwis first around the outer perimeter of serving bowl. Repeat for sliced strawberries. Lastly arrange mandarin orange like rose petals in the center. You have an easy and tasty Fruit Salad for your summer outdoor entertaining.
I have made this for potlucks, showers, and even summer weddings – always a hit!!!
Enjoy your summery days, everyone. Of course, I would glad trade my summer days here for a cooler day, say, from the Down Under! :) Did I mention it’s been HOT over here?