Friday, October 23, 2015

Quick and Easy Potluck Skewers

We have a clinic coming up at the barn where I ride.  I've learned that with a clinic comes a potluck.  I haven't quite figured out the connection because it's odd to think that each person is getting a private lesson but then they all hang around and watch each other and need lunch.  I don't know of many lessons you can take in that kind of forum.

But, it's just another example of how riding is nothing like any activity I've ever done

I've made these quick and easy potluck skewers a few times and they always disappear immediately.

You only need 3 ingredients:

a large stick of pepperoni
a block of cheese
a can of pineapple chunks

I used 8 inch skewers for these, which are shorter than the typical skewer you get for grilling.

I've found that jack cheese works well for skewering.  The cheddars crumble and don't hold up.

One of the reasons I really like this is because they are easy to grab and hold while not getting your dirty barn fingers on the food.  Plus, they are wood, so if they get dropped on the ground, they break down, unlike plastic silverware.

This makes about 20 skewers which is just right for our small gathering.  You could easily add other things to the skewer and use longer skewers to make more of a variety.  I tried using plain Monterey Jack cheese as well as pepper jack and both held up well.

Take these to your next cookout, tailgate party or potluck.  They make up well the day before and don't get soggy overnight.  They aren't really messy so there isn't much to worry about when transporting them.  They don't take up a lot of space but they can feed a lot of people.  They don't require any spoons or other utensils that you might lose in the crowd!

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