#TBT 11: Happy 4th of July!
This #ThrowbackThursday is feelin’ like a Friday because it’s a holiday weekend, heeeey! :)
And because I’ve been so busy with all sorts of other projects, I’ll be making this year’s red, white & blue recipe on 4th of July. So I have a little throwback post with last year’s light and refreshing summertime dessert that is perfectly patriotic.
I’m really looking forward to a three day weekend because those Monday mornings come around way too fast! I have plans to work on a couple blog-related projects (hint: protein popsicles), hit up a new restaurant, try out a local young adult church group for the first time, and start packing for NORTH CAROLINA (!!!!). Plus take advantage of getting my workouts done in one session per day instead of splitting them up half before work, half after. But before we get too carried away with weekend plans, I bring you today’s throwback blog post:
Originally Posted: June 23rd, 2014
4th of July means a Friday off of work to celebrate. If you’re making a festive and patriotic menu (nothing like a theme party, right!?) then you’ve probably taken to Pinterest to plan. Red, White, & Blue Overload!
I contemplated dipped & decorated pretzel rods, a berry cobbler, and a parfait before deciding on cute fruit skewers. Who doesn’t love shish kabobs! (I actually just like the word “shish kabob.” SHISH KABOB. Okay I’m done.)
This dessert is easy breezy because it takes 4 ingredients, minimal time & effort, and the skewers keep the portion control in check. Light, fresh, and beauuuuutiful if I say so myself.
Strawberry slices and whole blueberries are interupted with fat chunks of Angel Food cake. Angel Food cake mixes require only water. Can’t get much simpler than that. I set out a dish of light whip cream for dipping.
I like the simplicity and summery quality to this dessert.
Last year I brought you Light Cherry Berry “Pies” which I can’t wait to recreate now that cherries are back in the produce section. Loooooove me some summer fruits! I used to say without a doubt that peaches were my favorite summer fruit. Then it became a close tie with strawberries. Now I’m hooked on cherries…grapes…apricots…pineapple. I CAN’T CHOOSE. Luckily, I don’t have too. :)