Saturday, July 14, 2012

P52 Photo Challenge - Summer Treats - Week 28

This week for P52's Photo Challenge, the theme is Summer Treats. One of the first things that came to mind  was a special lunch or dinner that my mom would make when it was very hot outdoors and a light meal seemed most appropriate.

She would put a paper cupcake holder in the middle of a plate and place a scoop of sherbet in the center. Sometimes it was a single flavor, other times rainbow flavor.

Around the sherbet, she would have a variety of fresh fruit - pineapple, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, and nectarines.

Fresh fruit was such a treat growing up, especially the berries and pineapple. These were "luxury" fruits compared to apples and oranges that we would have for lunches during the school year; or canned peaches or pears or frozen blueberries that we would have for breakfast or dinners.

With temperatures in the upper 80s combined with high humidity, this seemed like a good meal to make this week. Served with homemade pita bread (made by Olivia), and a slice of coconut cream pie with whipped cream for dessert (made by Sophia)...I couldn't ask for a better meal!


Rita said...

Very light and cool for this kind of weather. They're predicting 108 on Monday--ridiculous! This looks refreshing! :)

Brandi said...

This looks delicious. Even though we've had a break in the weather around here, I've found myself sweating it out several times today doing all the things I've been neglecting! I want that fresh fruit! And that sherbert... :)

BearBoy said...

I always loved Sherbet, my favorite is Raspberry! Summer is the season for all sorts of exotic and local fruits that are best fresh off the tree. Nice memory!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful summer treat! My kids love when I decorate their snacks/lunches :-)

Dawn said...

That looks so good!
Blessings, Dawn