Son has been going to school for an entire semester, and although I joined the PTA, there hadn’t been any meetings, and I hadn’t met with any of the other parents. So the other night, when a fellow mom called to asked me to help out with the class Christmas Party, I jumped at the chance. She asked that I make some fruit kabobs, and even suggested which fruits to use, so I didn’t have much reason to say no. It all seemed overly easy. So I purchased some skewers, strawberries, dark grapes, and bananas, and then, just to put my own spin on it, I picked up some white chocolate, candy pearls, and silver sprinkles.
First, I laid out all my skewers…
and cut them all in half.
Then, I sorted through my boxes of strawberries, pulling out all the smaller ones; these snacks were for three year olds after all. I cut the ends off the berries, and set Son to work, picking the grapes apart. Once we had our fruit separated, Son and I carefully slid the grapes onto the skewers, and then capped them off with the strawberries.
While Son finished up the skewering, I melted the white chocolate in a glass jar, using the microwave. I used the jar because I wanted something tall and narrow, you know, to aid in the dipping process ahead.
That’s right, I took each of our skewered fruits, and dipped the strawberry portion into the chocolate. Then I carefully placed my skewers into the slots of my pasta strainer to dry.
I let them sit over night, and then, just before the party, I sliced up a banana, and slid them onto the kabobs from the bottom. I then covered them in my sprinkles, I wanted them to look festive, and placed them on a platter.
All the parents raved about them, and more than a few asked for the recipe. One kid asked for another one, and when I suggested that he eat his sandwich first, gobbled it up in two bites. I gave him more fruit.
Hopefully, I’ve shown my stuff, and these will be my invitation into the inner PTA circle. I’ll keep you posted.