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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Recipe for Fruit Kabobs

I find that the older I get, the harder it is to make new friends.

[insert sigh of sadness]

I just met a woman who decided to make friends by starting a book club in her community. The book club involved reading a book and then engaging in a related activity in the community (like reading a book about Vietnam and then going out for Vietnamese food). She ended up with more than 150 interested women!

I try to make new friends by looking for and staying open to opportunities. I recently got invited to a potluck at Sew Crafty (a craft studio and sewing lounge in my neighborhood), and I jumped at the chance to meet new people. Since I've been trying to eat healthier foods, I decided not to make homemade brownies and instead make fruit kabobs.

They were super fun and easy to make, and would be a good option for any celebration (e.g., wedding, shower, random get-together, etc.).

  • Fruit (any kind, really; I like watermelon, strawberries, fresh pineapple, and grapes)
  • Yogurt (I like vanilla)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Skewers
  1. Cut up the fruit and set it up in an assembly-line fashion.
  2. Assemble the kabobs.
  3. Spread yogurt on a plate. Sprinkle coconut on a separate plate.
  4. Roll each kabob in the yogurt and then the coconut.
Note: These are tastiest when they are consumed soon after they are made.

Bon appetit!

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Miss Rye Bread said...

sara, I'd be your friend! :)
I hear what you're saying, though. Life and work sometimes get in the way of making new friends :(
bummer the internet is so spread out.

love-v said...

Did the kabobs work? I'm in your boat too - if Houston were any closer I'd have you over to hang out and craft. I finally made it to San Antonio and a book club is on my list of things to do to entertain myself and make some friends this summer.

Sharpiegirl said...

I feel your pain! It sounds like you are off to a great start at meeting likeminded folks and the kabobs look YUMMY!!!!

midwestelle said...

This is so funny!
We're still the new folks in town, so I can relate to the "making new friends" thing.

For the 4th of July, we're getting together with a couple friends--and their friends who we haven't met. (ooh, potential new friends!) So I thought I'd make some fruit and cupcake kabobs to break the ice.

You and I are thinking alike!
Best Wishes

Sara E. Cotner said...

Aw, shucks. You all are very kind. We can be virtual friends for now. Matt and I don't think we'll live in H-town forever. We'll see!

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