Sunday, June 16, 2019

Patriotic Fruit and Cheese Skewers and The Weekly Menu #OurFamilyTable

These adorable little Red, White and Blue Skewers are perfect to serve up poolside or at your picnic on Independence Day.

Fruit and Cheese go so well together and are great for appetizers, sides with grilled meat or dessert.  The members of  the From our Dinner Table Group are sharing Patriotic Party Ideas today........

Summer is in full swing at our house even if the weather is not cooperating very well.  We have plans for several days of entertaining company before heading out on vacation at the end of the month.  We will be in VA with our son, Chuck, over the 4th of July but these skewers are so delicious and easy peasy we will certainly be putting some together to go with whatever else we are doing that day.  They are very portable so our possibilities are endless.

Let's take a moment to see what Patriotic Party Ideas the others are sharing.  I'm sure I'll be able to get some great ideas for a full menu for the day.

Patriotic Party Ideas

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I've marked some of these recipes for upcoming parties other than the 4th of July......good is good regardless of when it is served.

Our summer entertaining started this week with a family Father's Day dinner last night.  Today we have the Angel Face and hopefully will be hanging out in the pool if it is nice, if not perhaps a movie is in order.

Tomorrow we are meeting Nicole, Pierre and Anthony for lunch so they can spend time with Frank.  They were working on Saturday and couldn't join us.    The rest of the week looks pretty quiet until Friday night when Marissa's Godparents are joining us for dinner.  They are unavailable when we had planned Marissa's birthday gathering so we will be celebrating that as well as their engagement that happened last week.  Very exciting.

So here is what's on the Menu this week.  I hope you are all enjoying your summer thus far and that you found some inspiration in the recipes that the From the Dinner Table Group shared today.

Saturday-Father's Day Dinner
Fish and Chips
Provencal Shrimp and Vegetables
Cole Slaw
Tiramisu Cake

Chicken and Mandarin Orange Salad

Meatless Monday
Summer Veggie Chili

Corn Flake Crusted Pork Nuggets
Macaroni and Cheese
Veggies and Dip

Finnish Meatballs (Lihapullat)
Mashed Potatoes
Glazed Carrots

Carryout at Music in the Park

Friday-Lainie and Isaac
Caprese Burgers
Strawberry Salad
Pineapple Custard

Patriotic Fruit and Cheese Skewers

Yield: 8 Servings
Author: Wendy Klik
prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M
These adorable little Red, White and Blue Skewers are perfect to serve up poolside or at your picnic on Independence Day.


  • 16 large strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 32 blackberries
  • 32 small mozzarella balls
  • 16 (6") wooden skewers


How to cook Patriotic Fruit and Cheese Skewers

  1. Place one half strawberry, followed by one mozzarella ball and one blackberry onto a skewer.  Repeat and set skewer onto serving plate. 
  2. Make 16 skewers allowing for 2 per person.
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  1. That is a great idea for the Fourth! I would not have thought to put the cheese with the fruit but it's a genius idea, Wendy!!!!!

  2. Good idea to do fruit and cheese! I wouldn't have thought of that.

  3. Love the addition of the cheese! These looks delicious!

  4. Those are super cute! How clever are you!!!!

  5. Love how pretty and festive these are! I love the idea of the mozzarella balls, and I bet they lend a really tasty flavor with the fruit! Happy 4th!

  6. This is so cute! What a perfect July 4th party treat!

  7. Fruit and cheese are a classic. The mozzarella really pairs well with the berries.


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