Only once or twice a year, on the very hottest days, my mother would make fruit salad and muffins (with fresh Maine blueberries in August) for supper. The salad was special. Remember--this was in the '60s. She started with a commercially jarred fruit mixture called "Fruits for Salad," and she drained the syrup out of the fruit. She made a light custard sauce, to which whipped cream was added, and that was mixed with the fruit. Canned peaches, pears, and a very few red cherries were the fruits. It sounds very basic now, but it is one of my favorite food memories.