Kate's One Word choice for this weeks' Scavenger Hunt is 'Delicious'. As it is just B and I at home these days and what with stay home restrictions at the moment, I don't get an opportunity to bake for either ourselves or for the 3 hollow legged males in Kate's family. So I had to think again. Then I remembered this. We had done a small fruit and icecream tea for our son a while ago and when our daughter-in-law's birthday came round she asked if we could do the same for her but on a larger scale and ask all the family to join us. It seemed a good plan.
So J came round in the morning and we got stuck into cutting up the fruit between us. It was not that difficult at all, the hardest part was buying the fruit at the right time. I'm sure you all know the mangoes, kiwi or nectarines that say they are ready to eat but take at least a week to ripen on the kitchen windowsill. The pineapple was the same. But once we got started it was no problem. We washed and trimmed as much of the fruit as we could the afternoon before which saved time on the day. I have a melon baller and a knife that cuts the zig zag pattern which helped speed up the preparations. I had bought two vanilla Carte d'or icecream, as they always look pretty, one for each end of the table as it was a 'help yourself occasion.
The beautiful table cloth had been hand painted for J as a birthday present from her late mother some years before. The sunflowers just added to the tropical look of the table.
The more I look at the pictures the more my mouth is watering. Perhaps we can do it again sometime for one of us Katie??
Now off to look at others interpretation of 'Delicious' and I know their pictures will really get my mouth watering.
PS. Just realised that there is not an African animal in sight on my blog. Sorry Lovely Lady!!