Friday, September 9, 2011

Berries and Chocolate



Growing up with my parents meant learning how to say thank you. You say thank you when someone passes you the broccoli at the table, you send a thank you card when given a gift, and when someone goes out of their way to really do something nice, you say thank you in style, like this platter of berries and chocolate.


My mom really wanted to say thank you to a local dental office after they went above and beyond to beautify her smile. We put our heads together and decided on a platter of fruit and chocolate. Costco had a gorgeous selection of Rainier cherries, strawberries and blackberries, so we went with those. We then set to work making Funfetti cakeballs, raspberry cheesecake bites, and Ghiradhelli brownie bites (from the boxed mix).

It turned out to be a really fun platter to deliver, and it was definitely a crowd pleaser. You could do something like this for a shower, a party, or a fun way to surprise a loved one. And of course, it's a wonderful way to say thank you!

22 comments:

Gloria said...

wow! I think berries and chocolate is amazing!!! Love this! gloria

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Gorgeous looking plate!

Julie said...

Now this makes me want to do something really nice for you and your mom :) I'm sure the dental staff really appreciated it!

Barbara Bakes said...

How great! I'd love to have someone deliver this to me.

Erica said...

Great idea! I always find that food makes the best gift!! Love the fresh fruit

Lara said...

I'd gladly take this as a thank you gift anytime! What a beautiful platter!

ARLENE said...

Yummy and what a wonderful thank you.

Joanne said...

You know, I've heard it was nice to give edible arrangements baskets (those big fruit basket things)...but I'd rather have one of these. gorgeous!

Barbara said...

What a fun thank you platter, Teresa!

sara cardon said...

WOWSER!! I would LOVE to be the recipient of this fabulous thank-you!:)

Chris said...

It looks beautiful and I love the irony of giving chocolate to the dentist's office.

MaryBeth said...

YUMM-O...this platter of fruit and chocolate looks amazing. I love to mix them together also.

Cathy said...

What a beautiful way to say "thank you." I bet your mom's dental office was thrilled with their gift. Sometimes I think saying thank you is becoming a lost custom.

Pam said...

Will you send me a thank you platter too? Please? Pretty please?

It's beautiful, delicious, and so very thoughtful!

Reeni said...

What a beautiful platter of treats! I bet everyone loved it. I would do a little happy dance if someone surprised me with that!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

That seriously is the most glorious "thank you" expression ever!

Now, Teresa, what can I do for you and your mother? :-)

Kathleen said...

This platter is over the top fabulous looking! I love that you went that extra mile to say thank you!!! How very kind of you both :)

mybizzykitchen.com said...

What a wonderful idea Teresa - glad you lucked out on finding rainier cherries - they are the best cherry!

Judy said...

what a nice way to say thank you!

Malli said...

Wow! What a pretty platter and thoughtful gesture:)

kazee sion said...

Wow! Looking at your pictures make me hungry. It sure looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!

kazee sion said...

Wow! Looking at your pictures make me hungry. It sure looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!