Science shows that 98.4% of people find that food tastes better when it’s pretty. No, I do not have facts to back that up, just trust me I know these things. When I was younger, I had time to bake a lot, decorate everything like it was going on some TV show, and make my parents eat it all. However, these days, I come home from work exhausted, and try my best to microwave a vegetable while I have a toddler hanging off me asking a million questions.
BUT, what happens when there is an occasion? This chick has an excuse to make somethin’ pretty. It’s also an excuse to get my kids involved with something that I am doing. However, I feel the need to be completely honest with you. In my mind, I’m trying really hard to channel my inner Yoda, but I’m so Type A that I sometimes accidentally channel Joan Crawford from Mommie Dearest.
And because today was Memorial Day, I decided to make some Dessert Skewers for a BBQ my son was attending. I’ve made these before for other events, but because my kids were helping, I made these almost fool proof. Well, almost. My 4 year old was fired after the 1st skewer. Sorry Zeina.
What you’ll need:
- Bamboo skewers
- Large Marshmallows
- Brownies (knock yourself out and make them, but I got the pre-made ones. THANK YOU RALPHS)
- Wine (if you’re working with kids, and you don’t want to channel Joan Crawford from Mommie Dearest)
Step 1: Wash and Dry
Wash the fruit and dry it out on paper towels. Don’t forget to fully dry these, or they will be super mushy later.
Step 2: Get to Choppin’
Cut the stems off all the strawberries.
Step 3: Gather all ingredients
Here’s where I display all my food out like I’m on Food Network with a big smile on my face. Because in my head, the audience can’t see that the marshmallows came in a hideous bag, and everything must be out, ready, and pretty. Also, for those of you with kids, go grab your glass of wine.
Step 4: Start sliding those suckers on
The order doesn’t really matter. You can decide how many marshmallows, brownies, strawberries, and blueberries you want on each stick. I would recommend doing a full skewer first, and then letting your kids copy that one.
Yes, that is my son in his underwear. This is a safe space folks. And yes, that’s my daughter starting her first skewer before she was fired.
Alright guys, hope you try these at your next BBQ. They were a hit today.