I found out about Pinterest from my friend Jen, who has an awesome crafting blog over here. She is responsible for my addiction. I'm pretty sure.
Pinterest is an online pin board. So while you're surfing the web, avoiding that mountain of unfolded clothes in your guest bedroom (what?), perhaps you come across a picture of something you like (say, a Basic Muffin Recipe). You simply click a little button, and - voila! - it's on your board.
Okay. I know it sounds really simple. But, y'all, it's awesome. You have to check it out. Here's my Pinterest, if you want to get an idea of the addiction potential.
Allllllllllllll that to say, I was surfing Pinterest last night, and I came across this picture:
And I was all like, "Aw, man! I make those all the time, and I totally thought it was an original idea. Now it looks like somebody did it and posted it online!"
Then I looked closer, and I was all like, "Hey, I recognize that plate... Hey, I totally recognize that gold swirly thing in the top right corner.... HEY! THOSE ARE MY KABOBS!"
I clicked on the link, and sure enough! I made those!
Apparently, Jen posted them on her blog after we used them at our friend's shower a couple months ago. (Jen, I promise I read all your posts. I just somehow missed this one.)
And, y'all, they ended up on Pinterest! How very cool is that?
Anyways... this is one of my go-to recipes if I'm asked to bring fruit to a shower or party. It's super easy, super cheap, and super low-cal (not that we care about such things 'round these parts).
Chocolate Strawberry Kabobs:
2 Quarts strawberries, halved
1 store-bought angel food cake
1 package of your favorite dark chocolate
(I am a fan of the microwavable trays that are next to the baker's chocolate in the store)
1 package of wooden skewers
Use scissors (yes! scissors!) to cut the angel food cake into one inch cubes. Place on the skewer, alternating cake and strawberries.
Melt chocolate in the microwave, and use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate over the kabobs.
(It's okay to get sloppy on this step. For aesthetically pleasing results, don't worry about being too uniform.)
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Easy enough, right?
(Jen took these pictures. Isn't she amazing? Check out her blog to get other shower ideas and free printables!)
A few notes: I have tried this recipe with home-made angel food cake, and I can't seem to make one with the right consistency that will stay on the skewer. If you have a rockin' recipe that you think would work here, I'd love to try it!
Also: I have used a version of this recipe with toothpicks. The bite-size toothpick version might work better for wedding showers, brunches, and the like. Simply put a piece of cubed cake on the bottom (so it will stand up), a whole strawberry on top, and drizzle the chocolate in a circular motion over the whole thing. Lovely!
Finally: Sugar free angel food cake works just as well. I can't taste the difference once the chocolate is added. Plus, it makes this recipe a great choice for a diabetic dessert!
Serve and enjoy!