Saturday, June 22, 2013

Day Five Post-Op: Easy Recipe for the One-Legged Chef

Today my goal is to get back into the kitchen a bit, even if that means sitting at the kitchen table with my surgified leg propped up in the air somewhere nearby.  (Now there's a visual image that should just make your day.)  I will be attempting to make a very simple recipe.

Because, here's the deal:  son Caleb announced last evening that tonight he'll be having a small group of friends from the church's young adults group over for a get together tonight on our patio out back.  When I asked him "how small" he said only about 30 people or so have responded and said yes they are coming.  So far.

The way I figure, 30+  people, each of them somewhere in the age range of 18 to 35, means there better be a whole lotta food and drink available.

He says they are bringing it.  This is THE WAY this group operates.

I say we are providing at least the drinks, one dish, and a clean potty.

He says, Ok what do you have in mind?

I say let's make simple fruit kabobs.

He says, that would be great.

Translation:  I make it.  He serves it.  They eat it.  They think he's awesome.

So, after hunting around for the easiest possible recipe to put together having only the use of one leg, I located this simple idea on Pinterest.  Credit goes to classyclutter.blogspot.com.

 Patriotic Fruit Kabobs


Strawberries, blueberries, mini marshmallows, 1/4 cup of sugar, and wooden picks.

Wash the fruit and cut the strawberries into pieces.  Sprinkle the sugar over the cut strawberries and mix gently.

Arrange the fruit and marshmallows in patterns on the sticks.

Refrigerate until serving.


Whatever quantity I make, it is probably not nearly enough for 30+ young adults.

I am not the kind of cook that likes to make complex recipes containing loads and loads of different ingredients and many different steps.  That's just not my style.  Give me simple and easy, for I'd rather spend my time with my guests than in my kitchen.

Not only that, but young people don't always need to be served ultra-gourmet spreads.  They are usually just happy to be warmly welcomed into your life and home.

I'm glad they are coming.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds real yummy. They will surely love it.