The Fruiturkey




Can you believe Thanksgiving is only ONE WEEK away?????

I LOVE Thanksgiving!  Surprised, right?  Shocking that the girl who loves celebrating and is obsessed with food would enjoy a holiday that centers around gorging until we are comatose from overindulgence.

As I mentioned in a previous post, my family loves their food, but tends to choose convenience over freshly prepared-from-scratch meals.  I don’t hate it, but it just means there isn’t much to help out with at family dinners.  Well, last Thanksgiving, I decided to take whatever minuscule food-prep  task into an obnoxious creation for all to enjoy.

I waited patiently, asking politely every few minutes, Mom, what can I help you with?  Finally, out of what I was sure was annoyance to get me out from under her, she told me to make a fruit and cheese platter for a snack, as we always have when the Cowboys play.

Challenge accepted.

As I began to pull out every fruit and cheese my family owned out of the fridge, a head of lettuce, skewers, and various knives, I had to ward off the constant, What in the WORLD are you doing?  Patience, my family.  Patience.  What they didn’t know is that I spent my time in the airport looking up how to create a DIY edible arrangement. The perfect idea for whimsy, outlandish, and yum.

The result:


Yeah.  That happened.  It was actually easy, but tedious as watching your kindergarten niece try to spell everyone’s name on her iPad.

I won’t walk you through everything (just google it, and plenty will pop up!), but here’s what I used:

  • cantaloupe for the body
  • a pear for the head
  • grapes, cantaloupe, and pineapple for the feathers
  • olives, cheese, and a strawberry sliver for the face
  • olives and cheese on the platter, because we eat an absurd amount of cheese.

Enjoy 🙂


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