Yes, I live in SoCal. And we’re not all hippie, granola-loving freaks, but I was nominated to bring the fruit salad today, so I did. My sister Mary bagged the coffee cake, and a very good job she did too, and sister Laura made some great deviled eggs (hmm, leftovers of both in the fridge…BRB…!). And the parents pulled off another wonderful meal, with plentiful pancakes, ham and even waffles.Easy fruit salad, with a little twist: I used three kiwis, two mangoes, one punnet of strawberries, a “pink” orange and about a pound of green grapes. Added the juice of one lime and some grated fresh ginger. It’s easier to grate when it’s frozen, by the way, but make sure to peel it first.
I also made a little yogurt sauce, thanks to the suggestion of The Husband: Two small containers of plain coconut yogurt (they don’t seem to sell it in bigger containers; for those who eat dairy, Greek yogurt would be awesome), the zest of half a lime, 1 Tbs of lime juice and 2 Tbs of grated fresh ginger.
Went down like a house on fire. Like the Easter that my Dad almost burned the house down making ribs. Thank goodness for Nanette, my wonderful stepmother, who came to the rescue with her garden hose. The ribs were still good, if anyone’s interested.
So, from the last bastion (almost) of the day, Happy Easter, one and all!