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Sunday Fruit Salad

March 26, 2009

On Sunday mornings we sit down at our kitchen table in our pajamas to eat breakfast together.  We usually get up around 9 o’clock on Sundays and I try to make the tablescape appealing.  The sun streams in through the window.  We make coffee and choose a cloth napkin for each person.  My husband likes avocado spread on toast, I like cereal with milk, my daughter likes chocolate milk, and we all like fruit salad.  We drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the fruit to make it even sweeter.

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I bought a big pack of kiwi from Costco (I think there were 18 in there) and so sliced kiwi has been part of our fruit salad each day.  I have also been putting a whole peeled kiwi in my daughter’s lunch box this week.  After handling the kiwi, I was using the same cutting board and knife to cut up strawberries, grapes, apples and bananas for my son.  It turns out that kiwi gives him hives.  For several days I couldn’t figure out what was causing them.  He didn’t actually eat any of the kiwi, but the juice contaminated his portion of the fruit salad.  I gave him cut-up fruit for breakfast or lunch and then gave him Benadryl for hives for 4 days in a row before I figured out the connection.  At least I finally realized I need to keep kiwi away from him.

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12 Comments
  1. March 26, 2009 10:58 am

    That first photo made my mouth water. Glad you’re putting that new camera to good use! 🙂

  2. March 26, 2009 12:08 pm

    I really like the radiating patterns in the fruit. Thanks for your kind words, Brian! I’m enjoying using the camera.

  3. March 26, 2009 3:08 pm

    Mmmmm… now that’s MY kind of breakfast!

    • March 29, 2009 4:21 pm

      Yes, I want this kind of breakfast everyday, but it only seems to be possible on Sundays.

  4. globetrotteri permalink
    March 27, 2009 3:15 am

    Yum. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, especially if fresh fruit and muesli is involved. Your first photo is fantastic, but I also like the sunshine slanting through the window on the second. A setting like this can’t help but lead on to a great day!

    • March 29, 2009 4:23 pm

      Thanks, Carrie! We are pretty relaxed on Sundays. I got lots of photos of my son eating french toast this morning.

  5. March 29, 2009 12:37 pm

    What a great mother you are! Serving up a very fresh looking fruit salad and being aware enough to figure out how to care for your son. Yay! Raise ’em up good.

    • March 29, 2009 4:24 pm

      Goodness, Bikkuri, thank you for saying so. I hope I do alright by them. 🙂

  6. You, madam, are no Ambrose Bierce permalink
    March 30, 2009 5:01 pm

    Condensed milk on fruit, will have to try…

    We love weekend breakfasts too. Bit of civilization there.

    • April 1, 2009 4:36 pm

      It is La Lechera made by Nestle. My husband says that’s what his family always puts on fruit salad and I agree that it is yummy!

  7. April 18, 2009 11:30 am

    That looks so good! You are such a great lady to do that!
    What an inspiration for me to try something like that!!

    • April 22, 2009 11:43 pm

      Thanks for commenting, gr8tful. We do eat a lot of fruit. I’m glad that my photos could inspire you to do the same.

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