Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Fruit Gobbler for Thanksgiving ...

Marlene Terry
Just wanted to share a few really wonderful (I think) ideas for this year's Thanksgiving feast.

I came on this idea for a Fruit Gobbler at and really love it.

Heaven knows I'm not one to put  a lot of time into making anything too different  for our Thanksgiving feast. But I'm pretty sure I'm going to try this one.

You know. It will be for the time before you actually sit down for dinner. This tricked-out turkey can be placed on a coffee table along with pie plates for snacking BEFORE dinner.

Not only is the gobbler cute and festive, all the snacking that occurs because it's there will be healthy too.
 ... Now how many things that happen on Thanksgiving can you say that about?

Here's the process.

Fruit Gobbler

What you'll need

1 Bosc pear (head)
1 melon (body)
cheese cubes (beak and tail feathers)
2 red peppers (snood, feet and side feathers)
raisins (eyes)
grapes (tail feathers)
Bamboo skewers

How to make it
Stabilize the melon body by cutting a shallow slice off the rind to form a flat base. Using a section of bamboo skewer, attach a Bosc pear head to the melon.
Cut a cheese triangle beak and red pepper snood. Attach both, along with raisin eyes, to the head with sections of a toothpick.
Cut red pepper feet and set them in place. For tail feathers, skewer cheese cubes and red grapes, then insert the skewers as shown. Pin pepper feathers in place with toothpicks.

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