Blue Monday: Kabobs

Homegrown Basil and Flowers

Do you have herbs in your garden?

Marinade in olive oil, vinegar, oregano, basil and garlic
A few tips that I recommend are soaking skewers in water before threading to prevent them from catching on fire. Turn frequently. Be sure and thread the shrimp through both ends to prevent spinning or falling off and while you’re at it, don’t forget to spray the grill with a nonstick cooking spray.

A Hawaiian sesame sauce for dipping is yummy. Maybe try adding some lime, fresh herbs and Cajun seasoning as well. For more information from the article, visit Krazy for Kabobs

Charcoal Barbecue

An outdoor barbecue is our way for my grown kids and grandkids to thank their Dad/Grandpa. What a fun way for children to eat zucchini, bell peppers and mushrooms with rice and maybe some coleslaw. I love shrimp, too. I've made fruit dessert kabobs, sprinkled in coconut flakes, too.

Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

Food just has a way of bringing people together! Hope your weekend was great, too! Ever wondered what crafts you can make from bamboo skewers? See Feels Like Home blog

 Photos for Blue Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday

Card Deck of Recipes

I have these recipe cards and my "chef grandson" loves to use them and prepare great snacks!
I wrote a little review about them at Kids-Kitchen. Although this item is not a book, it's my entry this week for Book Sharing Monday

"Kids' Kitchen" is designed to encourage children to cook delicious and nutritious recipes for their friends and family. The 40 recipes are displayed on laminated recipe cards stored in a sturdy box.

Each is color-coded to reflect government guidelines on healthy eating (the Eatwell Plate) promoting a balanced intake of Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, Oils, Milk, Meat and Beans. The 5 colors correspond to these 5 food categories. Tips on how to combine the recipes are also provided in this title.

It features a unique cookery deck that encourages children to prepare fun, tasty and healthy meals and introduces them to recipes from around the world. Recipes are divided into the five main food categories. This title includes 8-page booklet that contains information on the benefits of each food type, practical advice on hygiene and safety and a glossary of cookery terms.

Author Fiona Bird is a Masterchef and the founder of 'Stirrin' Stuff', a charity dedicated to teaching cookery skills and an understanding of nutrition to primary school children. Fiona Bird is mother of six children and winner of Scottish Masterchef 2001. Inspired by her success, and encouraged by Scottish chef Nick Nairn, Fiona set up Stirrin' Stuff, a charity which promotes healthy eating in schools and nursery schools and encourages children to look after the environment at the same time. Fiona is an active campaigner, writing regularly for Green Parent, Organiclife and Tastes of Britain. She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and also develops recipes for Tern TV. Fi lives in Angus, Scotland.Roberta Arenson Roberta Arenson has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of California. She works in collage, monoprint and watercolor.


1. Oh, my goodness... #5 grandchild (the special package) will be arriving in January!
2. Our Best of the Web post featured my blog today at: Thank you very much Susan K., editor and blogger of Pocket Change.

I am floating in the clouds and participating in the following memes today:


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