Yesterday at the grocery store, Ella said she wished to fix breakfast for OC and I. She picked out a huge papaya, several bananas, an apple, some walnuts, a quart of Half-n-Half, and some blueberries. She said she was going to fix us her favorite breakfast of all time, Ella’s Famous Fruit Salad.
As you can imagine, OC and I were very excited about breakfast this morning — until we got to the table.
Ella says that first she tasted each ingredient separately, to make certain they were fresh. Upon approving everything, she chopped, diced and tossed the fruits together. Next she sprinkled them with sugar — and she tasted them. Not enough sugar. She added more and tasted again. It was just right! So, she poured the Half-n-Half over it all and had one more taste — and it was gone!
I’m sure it was a lovely meal. And I have heard it is the thought that counts. Elephants can’t help it if they have much bigger tasters than people, right? At least Ella’s appetite heart was in the right place. And she did give me the recipe so I could make the dish myself. She also suggested it might be best to wait and make it after she’s gone.