Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fourth of July Donut Hole Fruit Skewers


We decorate WAY in advance for holidays around here.  Partly that's because I have no idea how to decorate "normally" (as in, not by theming around a holiday.)  So our house looks really bare if there is no holiday decor up.  I usually pull out the 4th of July decor on June 1st and leave it up until September when I start decorating for Halloween.  (It's okay for you purists to be cringing right now.  Just don't come over to my house, um, ever.) 

I've thought about this a lot, and I think probably this is entirely not my fault and is due to a gaping hole in our education system. Obviously they need a major in college that's like Adulthood 101, where they teach you how to argue with cell phone companies, set up retirement accounts, make curtains out of bedsheets, put together a decent-looking flowerbed and make a PB&J that won't get soggy within two hours. (Annd decorate your house, of course.)


These are the real things one needs to know in life.

Due to the lack of this major at my college I have successfully kept the "For Dummies" book series in business single-handedly for the last five years. But since there's no pictures I haven't really learned much.

I've gotten way off track but the point is that my world pretty much revolves around holidays and I couldn't wait to share this 4th of July breakfast idea with you.  I saw donut hole fruit skewers on Pinterest and thought all the red and blue fruits would be perfect for the 4th of July.   I cut some stars out of strawberries to be extra patriotic.  If you have kids, these are so easy they can even make their own.

 


We went to the zoo this morning, so excuse me while I go shower off elephant smell.
Happy Wednesday!



Patriotic Donut Hole Fruit Skewers
Donut Hole Skewer idea from Only in the Circus

-Bamboo skewers
-Donut holes
-Assorted fruits- strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries

Thread each skewer with patterns of donut holes and fruit.  To make shapes such as stars, cut a large strawberry into slices started by chopping off the stem and continuing down.  Place the largest strawberry circles down flat and use a cookie cutter* to cut a shape out, then slide onto skewer.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. 


*I got my small star cookie cutter in a 6-shape pack at Sur La Table.  Fondant cookie cutters or clay cutters from Hobby Lobby would also work.
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5 comments:

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I agree- a class on arguing with customer service would totally have helped me!! And so would these skewers. :)

Michele said...

mmm these look good! and not many foods look good to me lately :). ahh i love the zoo! i bet your kids just loved it. wish i could have gone with you! next time for sure.

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

HOW CUTE IS THIS! IF I PILE ON ENOUGH DONUT HOLES I CAN BREAK OUT MY MATERNITY PANTS, TOO!!! HAHAHA WE'D BE DANGEROUS TOGETHER!

Dip It In Chocolate said...

Danielle- oh your maternity pants are for sure invited to the party! ;)

Joel and Becky said...

I'm with you on the decorating! :) Mason keeps asking if it's Halloween time yet :) We may be decorating for Halloween extra early this year :)

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