Easy Summer Fruit Kebabs
Melon, pineapple and berries are the best for fruit skewers! Easy for summer hosting, serve Easy Summer Fruit Kebabs with apricot honey fromage.
Friends, grace is essential in life. In our own homes, and how we extend it to others. Which is why I love hosting [and a simple recipe like today’s Easy Summer Fruit Kebabs].
It’s a way to take what I’ve learned in life, and the gifts I’ve been given, and use them for good. I do believe that food and grace go hand in hand when we are hosting.
Easy Fruit Kebabs
Today I’m sharing Easy Fruit Kebabs
On wooden skewers, thread the fruit pieces to make a complete skewer of fruit. You can mix and match the pieces or keep them all uniform (ie, strawberry, watermelon, blueberry, grape, etc:)
Optional to serve the kebabs on a tray with apricot honey fromage (cheese) or a fruit dip.
Hosting starts with grace
Obviously, we set out the food and invite others in, even if it’s not always easy.
If we never make it happen, we miss one of the richest moments in our lives.
Hosting is sacred, as we never know how one invitation can help or change another person.
We feel God’s grace when we host, or at least I do, even as we extend it to others.
Fruit on Bamboo Skewers
So I set out a simple plate of Easy Fruit Kebabs. I ask others’ to bring a dish or two. We grill a big platter of chicken thighs and peppers.
And we take the chance.
Do we really need a recipe for fruit kebabs? They are so easy to make, and so summery, but if you’re like me, you like a visual picture + a shopping list!
That’s why I always provide a “recipe,” or shopping list, for all my charcuterie/cheese board ideas!
What is fruit on a stick called?
Appetizers and hors d’oeuvres may often be skewered together with small sticks or toothpicks. Small skewers of metal, wood or bamboo known as “olive picks” or “cocktail sticks” are easy to find in most grocery stores.I bought my cute skewers at Newport Avenue Market here in Bend, Oregon.
Check out one of my favorite charcuterie boards with this same size stick, here.
Do you need to soak bamboo skewers for fruit kebabs?
If you choose to soak your bamboo skewers, you only need a pan large enough to hold them, warm water, and at least 20 minutes. … Make sure the skewers are fully submerged. I do not soak the short ones for appetizers. But you can soak the longer ones when you are grilling kebabs.
Can you prepare kebabs the night before?
I like to make the kebabs the day before hosting. Or you can make the entire tray the day of the event, by washing the fruit, cutting it up, and arranging it on the tray; refrigerate and cover.
Grace is …
I came across these words on my blog a few years back and want to share them again.
Grace is something you can never get, but only be given. The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are, because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created the universe. I love you. There’s only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach and take it is a gift too. – Frederick Buechner
My author friend (I don’t really know her in real life, but I love her books, so I consider her my friend), also shares: Grace is when the silence is so complete that you can hear your own heartbeat, and right within your ribs, God’s beating heart, too. – Shauna Niequist [I actually got to meet Shauna on this trip to NYC in March!]
For me, to sum up grace, it’s an unconditional, unmerited love that is needed daily from my sometimes stubborn, ugly, and undeserving heart.
I’m thankful for a second chance, every day, to renew the freshness of what I’ve been offered in this life.
If we’re too scared to open our home and lives … we’re missing out on growing in grace. It’s really true.
Easy Summer Fruit Kebabs
- Bamboo skewers
- Honeydew melon
- On wooden skewers, thread the fruit pieces to make a complete skewer of fruit. You can mix and match the pieces, or keep them all uniform (ie, strawberry, watermelon, blueberry, grape, etc:)
- Optional to serve the kebabs on a tray with apricot honey fromage (cheesor a fruit dip.
- Add mint for garnish!