Monday, August 23, 2010

Dinner on a Stick

Hello!  I am embarrassed to say that I have been back from my beach vacation for a week and am just now getting around to blogging!  So sorry to abandon you like that.  But to make up for it I have some great recipes!

While at the beach, each couple took turns cooking dinner.  As you may know, Ben and I like to make everything more complicated, so we had a themed meal - Dinner on a Stick.  Sounds fancy, I know.  We served everything from appetizers to dessert on sticks - four courses in all.  So I'll start with the appetizer and work my way through the meal.  Enjoy!

Antipasto on a Stick
Ingredients
1 package sliced salami
1 can large black olives
Italian dressing
1 package cheese stuffed tortellinis
toothpicks

Cook tortellinis as directed.  Transfer to a bowl with ice water to stop cooking.  Pat dry and put in a medium bowl with salami and olives.  Pour 1/3 cup Italian dressing over the ingredients, stir.  Begin assembling Antipastos on the toothpicks.

Salad on a Stick
Ingredients
1 head of iceberg lettuce
carrots, sliced
cherry tomoatoes
cucumber, sliced
salad dressing of your choice
Skewers

Cut iceberg lettuce into chunks.  Assemble carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, and tomatoes on skewers.  Drizzle dressing before serving.




BBQ Chicken on a Stick
Ingredients
package of boneless skinless chicken breasts
Kosher salt
pepper
Garlic salt
BBQ sauce of your choice
Skewers

Cut the chicken breasts into chunks.  Season with salt, pepper, and garlic salt.  Assemble on the skewers.  Grill it over charcoal for 15 minutes.  Towards the end, brush BBQ sauce over the chicken.



Zucchini on a Stick
4 zucchini, sliced
olive oil
kosher salt
pepper
Skewers

Slice the zucchini.  Assemble on skewers.  Drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Grill for 5 minutes.


Popsicles
Peaches and cream
2 cups non-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup mashed peaches
1/2 cup skim milk
sprinkle of sugar
wooden stir sticks (found in Wal-Mart's craft section)

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.  Pour into ice trays.  Freeze for 3 hours and then place wooden sticks in each tray.


Strawberry Orange Popsicle
1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup orange juice
sprinkle of sugar
wooden stir sticks

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.  Pour into ice trays.  Freeze for 3 hours and then place wooden sticks in each tray.




 This meal was a lot of fun and the Popsicle got great reviews, so I will definitely be making those again!

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