Question: fruit for a BBQ/picnic

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Question: fruit for a BBQ/picnic
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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 11:33am

We're having a 4th of July picnic at a local park. I'd like to put together red, white-ish, and blue fruit on skewers ahead of time. I'm thinking watermelon cut into star shape with a cookie cutter, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and black berries. I might add banana for the white, or just go with red and blue.

My question is - will the things that are cut, like the watermelon and banana last for a few hours, cut up like that? Bananas turn brown, right? I usually splash a little lemon juice/water mixture on my apples when they're cut up. Could I do that with banana too? Or do you think I should just skip the banana part?

TIA!

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 7:46pm
I myself would skip the banana.. Use apple or maybe try a marshmallow...
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 7:47pm
Or you could use cut up pears as the white part...
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 10:04am
Thanks Wren. I do have some mini marshmellows. I might try one with that and see how it looks. I don't know if the adults would eat them, but I'm sure the kids would be happy to take on that task! ;) Otherwise, I might just go with red and blue.
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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 10:06pm

For banana, pear, apple...you need to have the lemon juice to keep it from turning brown.

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