Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Put A Stick In It: Fruit Kabobs

I try to get the kids to eat new foods regularly. On our last trip to the grocery store, I picked up a starfruit (aka carambola), which we had never had before. I did some reading on the starfruit before I bought it to tell which ones were ripe (feel firm, brown ridges, should be a yellow color. Whoops, I think ours was too green!) and what they would taste like (pear/apple/citrus combo). Lately, the kids have enjoyed eating anything on a stick, so I thought if I placed it on a fruit kabob it would be a success.
The kids ate the rest of the fruit (peach, apple, blackberry, banana, strawberry, cantaloupe, cherry, blueberry). They took a few bites of the starfruit, but didn't eat all of them. I think that is partly my fault; when I bought it I only remembered that the ridges were supposed to be brown, but forgot it should be a yellow color too. The fruit was still pretty green and was probably not as sweet as it could have been. Oh well, I learned and we'll buy a yellower one next time!
Kabobs in a basket. Place foam block
in bottom of basket and cover with
tissue paper. Poke in skewers!

Starfruit slice

Wiki, Carambola

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