How neat is this? A series of fruits pierced with shish kabob wooden sticks.The body is a pear. Googly eyes were used (just make sure to remove them before someone eats them. The beak and feet are trimmed from fruit roll ups. You could make the eyes out of rice paper with drawn on pupils from a sharpie marker if you have concerns for guests not eating the googly eyes. The fruit used to make the tail can be anything you just have to make sure you are consistent with putting them on so that they all keep the rainbow effect. After you cut the fruit toss in a bowl with water and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Blot to dry. This would be great for a thanksgiving dinner.
Fall Pear Salad
6 slices (about 14 Ib.) bacon
3 large firm-ripe red pears (about mib. total)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 package (10 oz.) washed fresh spinach (or I’/z Ib. spinach, stems and wilted leaves discarded), rinsed and crisped
1/2 pound mushrooms, rinsed and thinly sliced
Ginger dressing (recipe follows) In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon until brown and crisp, turning often. Drain on towels. When cool, crumble.
Core pears and cut each into 16 wedges; mix fruit with lemon juice.
On a platter or 8 salad plates, arrange spinach and mushrooms; top with pear slices and juice. Moisten with dressing; top with bacon. Serves 8.
Ginger dressing. Mix !/2 cup minced crystallized ginger, !4 cup each extra-virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar, and !/2 teaspoon pepper.
Per serving: 201 cal. (43 percent from fat); 3.2gprotein; 9.5 g fat (1.7 g sat); 29 g carbo.; 103 mg sodium; 3.4 mg chol.