Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fruit for Dessert Fruit Dip

Last week, we were signed up to feed the missionaries from church. Now these are 19-21 year old boys who will be away from home for at least 2 years and are only allowed to call their parents twice a year, on Christmas and Mother's Day. Letters are fine, but that's it. It's pretty easy to get homesick when you are in a new environment and the work is amazing and exhausting at the same time.

When I have the missionaries over, my goal is to fix them something that would make them feel at home. Something that "Mom used to make." My other goal is to pump them full of fresh fruit because they probably can't afford it or just don't buy it.

There was a legend of a very diligent missionary from my mission, in Italy, who was hospitalized because all he ate everyday was pasta with olive oil. Not very nutritious.

So this fruit dip is my "go to" weapon to bring comfort and nutrition to our missionaries.

Fruit for Dessert Fruit Dip

1 container of fat free or light whipped topping, thawed
2 containers of fat free or light raspberry yogurt

Just mix together and serve with fresh fruit.

Now go forth and eat!

I also want to thank Teresa at A Blog about Food for my first blog award.
Along with the award came this little quote:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."

It also says : "Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

So I would like to present this award to some of my favorite food bloggers:

Your Home Based Mom
Kat's Kitchen
Perry's Plate
Baking And Boys
Good Eats 'n Sweet Treats
Gather Round Our Table
Sara's Recipe Spot
Good Stuff Maynard

Be sure to check out these wonderful and talented ladies!


  1. Thank you for the award!! You have a fun blog here and I can't wait to check out your recipes! Thanks for finally saying hello! :)

  2. What a simple - and tasty - dip! I always leave behind the tasty dip because of what I am afraid is lurking within it. THis is one dip that I could get into to. thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the award Melody! I'm glad you enjoy my blog so much. This fruit dip looks so delicious, especially with this spring weather slowly approaching!

  4. I'm glad you like the award! The fruit dip looks awesome, my only problem is that I end up forgetting about the fruit and just dipping my finger in the dip, I'm so bad!

  5. Thanks for the award! And way to go for feeding the missionaries.:)

  6. What a fun and YUMMY blog!!!!

    I can't wait to delve into all of these recipes!!!!

    I'm glad my "Twilight" post made you laugh... :) I do LOVE giving people a good chuckle....hehe....

    I'll be back....(hmm..I didn't mean to sound like the Terminator just then...oh well...)

  7. I love some fruit and dip... always. My favorite recipe is simple. Blend an 8 oz stick of philly cream cheese and one container of marshmallow creme. Man... it's great. I'll have to try yours.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Melody, thanks for your comment on my litle blog. I actually have been here to yours before and liked it so it's in my favorites and I visit from time to time. It's great!

  9. Oh I love your blog already! I have a recipe blog, too, and have had so much fun swapping recipes with other bloggers these last six months. I'm happy to have discovered you :) Now I must go scout around through some of your food ideas.

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I never thought about feeding the missionaries with that attitude- thank you for sharing that!

  11. Your fruit and dip platter looks so summer ish and festive...Looks great, by the way how is the new cook book?

  12. Love your blog! Can't wait to look through all your recipes. I have added you to my recipe blog list.


  13. that dip looks delicious!! i will have to try that next time :)

    thank you so much for the award! and esp for following my blog :)

  14. You thought of fruit - you must be a mom! :-)

    Thanks for visiting my site, I am glad to find yours! And, I love the list of other food blogs to visit. I am also a home-cook foodie blogger, and I just enjoy sharing what I cook for my family and friends. It mostly never looks like the magazine photo, but I gain great satisfaction from cooking healthy and creative food for my kids.

    Happy UBP!

  15. What a fabulous thing to make sure that they are getting some fresh fruit! You're right -- it must be easy to overlook while they are doing their mission.

    We once "kidnapped" two missionaries that came to our door right as we were finishing a birthday party and had them sit down and eat all they wanted of what was left. They were so thrilled, and we all enjoyed the visit. (We aren't LDS, by the way, I just know that they are away from home for so long, and wanted to be kind.)

  16. Yummy! This is what I'll be bringing to Easter brunch! Thanks for visiting my blog during UBP 2009. Hope you had a great party week and made lots of new bloggy friends! Good luck in the prize drawings!

  17. What a great idea and I am loving your blog. That is so nice of you to have the missionaries over for dinner. We need to be more generous and invite missionaries over to our house, yet we seem to be more mindful of our nephews who are going to school at BYU. We worry that we are their only hope at a decent meal ;)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours looks fantastic with all of your recipes and ideas. I love finding new recipes. Have a great time at the UBP!

  18. that looks so yummy and what a great simple idea


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