That's right, I promised to post a recipe for fruit trays! Yes, my kitchen skills are so recipe-dependent that I need a recipe to assemble fruit. I thought maybe you were the same? *crickets*
The problem was that I didn't want to chop any fruit. And I definitely didn't want to dip it into lemon juice. That's not my style! Translation: Too much delay between fruit purchase and fruit-dip eating.
The Preacher thought maybe I could use oranges. But I needed something people could dip into cream cheesy goodness, and it's possible I was just plain too lazy to peel them. (Sorry, Preacher! Happy Valentine's Day!)
Cream Cheese Obsession Dip (Oh, and Fruit):
green leaf lettuce
2 lbs. grapes
1 qt. blueberries (or boosbees, as Princess calls them)
2 lbs. strawberries
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
7 oz. marshmallow cream
2 t. orange juice
1) Wash fruit thorougly; drain and dry. Arrange lettuce leaves on platter, and place fruit onto leaves.
2) Make sure platter is out of children's reach as you assemble dip. Do as I say!
3) Using a warm spoon, thoroughly mix cream cheese, marshmallow cream, and orange juice. Get frustrated at tiny lumps, and use mixer. Resign yourself to lumps and lick the spoon. And the beaters.
4) Get a clean spoon and slide dip into bowl. Place in center of fruit tray. Enjoy!
Now if I could just stay away from the dip . . .
Happy Valentine's Day, friends!
Ruining fruit with cream,
Shared here: Time-Warp Wife!
And here: Valentine's Dinner at Home
And here: Beauty & Bedlam!