Skewered Food

I’m looking for food for game night that is not too messy.

I'll be using vintage Merrileaf by Red Wing dishes for this get together.
I’ll be using vintage Merrileaf by Red Wing dishes for this get together.

It should also be delicious and fun to eat. That led me to think about food on skewers. I would want both sweet and savory options.

Tortellini Caprese Skewers
Tortellini Caprese Skewers

Tortellini Skewers — Mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil create the classic caprese.  Spinach tortellini is added for variety.

Chicken sausage with grilled peaches, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella.
Chicken sausage with grilled peaches, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella.

Grilled Sausage and Peach Skewers — A twist on the first caprese this one features sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and grilled peaches.

These look easy.
These look easy.

Fruit Skewers — What could be simpler than fruit skewers: melons, berries, grapes, cherries?  So many choices.

Marshmallow, cake, and fruit.
Marshmallow, cake, and fruit.

Cake, marshmallow, and fruit. What if I changed the fruit to a piece of chocolate and added a little caramel sauce or peanut butter? The cake could be exchanged with marshmallow treats made with graham cereal.

We still have frozen strawberries that could be transformed into creamy fruit on a stick.
We still have frozen strawberries that could be transformed into creamy fruit on a stick.

Popsicles — Homemade fruit yogurt pops.  I could make these in a small size.

Hoping some late-blooming narcissi will still be available for cut flowers.
Hoping some late-blooming narcissi will still be available for cut flowers.

All these foods on skewers look like party food.  I’m going to work on my own take on skewered food and see what I can come up with. The top two really looking interesting to me.

Have you got a favorite skewered food?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

10 thoughts on “Skewered Food”

  1. The tortellini does look and sound good! I always have trouble getting nice shaped fruit balls. What a fun party idea! As I said I love to play games…once again, I will invite myself in spirit!

  2. This seems like a fun idea! I made fruit skewers for my daughter’s first birthday and boy were they time consuming (not to mention a bit difficult to get the fruit on there without splitting it). If you have a trick I’d love to hear it!

    1. I remember having a pirate party for my son when he was a little boy and I put fruit on plastic toothpicks that look like swords — oh, yeah! Each one held only 3 or 4 pieces. Don’t remember there being a problem but I’m about to find out. Jo

    1. My sister has an enormous collection of Redwing pottery so I jumped on the bandwagon and started collecting just this pattern dinnerware. I love it. Jo

      1. My sister and I only look for the bargains. One day I might convince my sister to post her collection. It’s rather fantastic really. Jo

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