Tuesday, May 22, 2012

House guests buffet and fruit pizza recipe

 Last weekend we hosted 4 college students who were on their way back to New Mexico from a conference in Florida. They came in late Saturday night, took showers, slept and ate breakfast with us Sunday morning before going to church with us.
I made a breakfast casserole Saturday night and cinnamon rolls Sunday morning. The breakfast casserole just needed to be warmed up, so I put it on the top rack while I was baking the cinnamon rolls. I also used the serving bowl for fresh cut pineapple and strawberries. 
I set out plates, forks and paper napkins...they are college boys! I had glasses for juice or water and set up coffee cups next to the pot for easy service.
 Sunday afternoon, our community group had a potluck party for the end of the year. I made black bean salad again because it was requested:) and a fruit pizza. I used a box mix of sugar cookie dough. I would recommend two boxes...it took a lot of stretching to get this to the corners! 
I made coconut cream cheese buttercream icing.  I looked online for recipes, but tweeked it a bit.
1 stick of softened butter
1 block of softened cream cheese
1/2 cup coconut oil

Cream these together. Add powdered sugar (I used about 2 1/2 cups). Add 2 tsp vanilla and spread all over the cooled cookie. Top with fruit and refrigerate before serving. 

I left it on the cookie sheet instead of cutting them up since I was going to someone's house.
Here are some recipes I looked at
It was heavenly. I used some of the pineapple and strawberries from breakfast and added blackberries for more color. It was a huge hit!!
Sorry, I didn't join in on the blogging parties last week. My boys and I were sick with an awful stomach bug, then I got a sore throat and a horrific allergy attack. It was the pits!!! But the boys are well and Mommy is on the mend:)
  I'm joining 


Alycia Nichols said...

I am so sorry to hear you guys have been sick! This time of year, it's really a bummer because I'm sure the kids want to be out and about! Glad everyone is working their way back to good health! MAGNIFICENT job on that fruit pizza! Goodness gracious...that must have taken forever! It looks beautiful, though...well worth the time invested! I really like the way you displayed the forks for the Sunday morning breakfast! You did a great job all around!!! Feel better soon!!!!!!

sheilaryan said...

How awesome! Now I have to find a good gluten free sugar cookie crust to make one, too!

Meg said...

So glad you did the black bean salsa again!

Meredith said...

Me too! It's definitely a favorite and I was happy to make it with tomatoes, onions and herbs from from my garden.

Marlis said...

Meredith, so glad all are on the mend and better. Your fruit pizza looks scrumptious. And the table set up is great!!! Just love that runner. have a blessed week and weekend.. xo marlis

kitty said...

Oh my, so happy that you all are feeling better!! After all that sickness, you still pulled off a fabulous meal. Fruit pizza is one of my favorite desserts. Your looks so pretty. I'm sure everyone loved it.

The Tablescaper said...

Despite all, such a fun dessert!!!

- The Tablescaper

Aledia said...

Thank You so much for your recent visit to Plum Perfect and for leaving me a sweet comment.

I'm sorry you and your boys were sick and I hope everyone is on the mend now.
You set a lovely table for breakfast and the fruit pizza looks really delish!

I hope you have a really wonderful weekend.
God Bless & Hugs

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I hope you are all feeling better. Your breakfast table is lovely, and I wish a piece of that beautiful fruit pizza would jump off the screen onto my plate! Have a nice weekend!

Tricia said...

Oh, wow, that fruit pizza looks (and sounds) amazing! Thanks for the recipe for the coconut-cream cheese icing -- that must be divine!

Marigene said...

The fruit pizza looks delicious!

Sandra said...

Your fruit pizza looks so yummy and the coconut icing sounds divine... will have to try that soon! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Sorry to hear all that yucky stuff has been going around. Love your sugar and creamer set. I am definitely going to try that fruit pizza. Looks delicious!

Miz Helen said...

So glad that your boys are feeling better and that you are on the mend. The Allergy season has been horrible here this year. This is a beautiful pizza and I am sure would be delicious, Great Job! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen


Happy for your boys, so happy they're doing better and you're also getting healthier. The pizza looks awesome and I am hungry already! Lovely sugar and creamer. Have a terrific holiday.

Kathleen said...

Hope you are feeling better!
The fruit pizza looks amazing!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Suzanne Scarborough Melson said...

Missing your blog, hope you are OK.

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