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Around this time of the year, although I do miss having a
pool this is the big prep for opening weekend so I sure
don't miss that part and the maintenance! Perfectly content
now with hitting the community since it gets us on a family
bike ride and it's a riot for the kids splash with their
friends. Ok the real reason is they have a lazy river ;o)

I won't be dipping in just yet but can easily refresh myself
with picnic and party season eating some of this SUMMER FRUIT
SALAD. This is a great summer side idea for the no-mayo crowd
and actually qualifies as a starter, side dish or even a
dessert. Get plenty of your fruits in this summer!

Enjoy! Marzee
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RECIPE: SUMMER FRUIT SALAD

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INGREDIENTS:
1 large mango, peeled and diced
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 bananas, sliced
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
2 cups seedless grapes
2 nectarines, unpeeled and sliced
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
- Honey Orange Sauce:
1/3 cup unsweetened orange juice
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp ground ginger
- dash of nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:
Prepare the fruit. Combine all ingredients for sauce and
mix. Just before serving, pour Honey Orange Sauce over
fruit.

Yield: 12 Servings
per serving: calories: 99 grams of fat: 1 g. fiber: 2 mg.
sodium: 4 % calories from fat: 6
Categories: Fruit, Picnic

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HELPFUL PICNIC TIPS:

Use two small coolers -- one for fruit and beverages, which
will be opened frequently, and one for such perishables as
meats, poultry, salads, sandwiches, and cheese.

Chill food thoroughly in the refrigerator or freezer
before placing in cooler -- the cooler cannot chill foods
that aren't already cold.

Use store-bought ice packs, or make your own: Freeze juice
boxes, or fill milk cartons or plastic bottles with water
(leave 1-inch headroom at top to prevent bursting; fold
carton over to close, or place cap on bottle before freezing).
Pack perishables right next to ice packs. Keep fruits and
delicate veggies like lettuce away from ice to prevent
bruising and "freezer burn."

Fill cooler to the top (if necessary, add ice cubes or
other cold nonperishables to fill space) -- a full cooler
keeps food cold longer than a partially filled one.

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