Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Grilled fruit and Tuesday tip

Another tasty recipe from the Spark People web site.  This one sounds a little different and fun.  The kids could get involved and have some fun putting the fruit on wooden skewers.  Just remember to soak wooden skewers in water first.

Grilled Fruit with Strawberry Dip

Serves: 8
Serving Size: 1 kebab with 3 oz. dip

On the grill your favorite fresh fruit picks up new and unique flavor! Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

INGREDIENTS
8 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese
1 (16-oz.) package frozen strawberries, sweetened
2 Tbsp. plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 tsp. dried, ground ginger
8 strawberries, halved
4 peaches, halved or quartered
8 chunks pineapple
4 plums, nectarines, or papayas, halved
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. granulated sugar

DIRECTIONS
1. In a blender, purée cheese, strawberries, yogurt and ginger together until smooth. Refrigerate for 2 hours before grilling fruit.
2. When ready to grill fruit, thread pieces of prepared fruit onto 8 skewers. Mix together vinegar and sugar. Grill fruit until lightly browned, turning frequently and brushing with vinegar mixture during grilling.
3. Serve grilled fruit with sauce on side.

NUTRITION INFO
Calories: 124
Fat: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 23 g
Protein: 4 gGrilled Fruit with Strawberry Dip

Serves: 8
Serving Size: 1 kebab with 3 oz. dip

On the grill your favorite fresh fruit picks up new and unique flavor! Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

INGREDIENTS
8 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese
1 (16-oz.) package frozen strawberries, sweetened
2 Tbsp. plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 tsp. dried, ground ginger
8 strawberries, halved
4 peaches, halved or quartered
8 chunks pineapple
4 plums, nectarines, or papayas, halved
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. granulated sugar

DIRECTIONS
1. In a blender, purée cheese, strawberries, yogurt and ginger together until smooth. Refrigerate for 2 hours before grilling fruit.
2. When ready to grill fruit, thread pieces of prepared fruit onto 8 skewers. Mix together vinegar and sugar. Grill fruit until lightly browned, turning frequently and brushing with vinegar mixture during grilling.
3. Serve grilled fruit with sauce on side.

NUTRITION INFO
Calories: 124
Fat: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 23 g
Protein: 4 g

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A cleaning tip, or two, that you may find useful.  As I say on my Web page, these aretips that have been emailed to me, or that I have found on the Internet.  I have not tried all of them and do NOT guarantee their effectiveness.  If you do try one and it works, or if you have another one that works for you, please let me know.

Perspiration Stains/Odor: Soak the stained shirt in equal parts ammonia and water and add a few tablespoons of liquid dish soap and let soak overnight. Then, wash the shirts as usual.

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I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  We had a small cookout on Sunday.  The original cookout that was going to be here was being hosted by one of the sister-in-laws, but she cancelled it.  So we just went and picked up some burgers and dogs and had a little cookout of our own on.

Then on Monday Ray and I grabbed the cans of paint and started in with that.  We got most of it done.  I just need to go pick up another quart of the off-white color that I used in the kitchen and finishe up 3 of the cubboard doors and it will be finished.  YEA!

The next project I am working on isn't even inmy house.  I studied interior design so I am going to put a board of ideas together for one of the sister-in-laws.  Ludivia and Christopher bought a double wide that they are in the process of fixing up.  I need to get a sample of the flooring they bought and then tomorrow Rylie and I will go look at paint samples when I get that other quart of paint I need.

Tomorrow the week will already be half over...YEA! for holidays on that fall on Mondays. 

Hugs!
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2 comments:

trishaham said...

Recipe sounds Yummy! You have such a helpful and wonderful journal.

Toodles,
Tia

amyrangei said...

I love interior design!!!  Post some pictures, if your sister in law would let you, of what you've done!  Would love to see!

Amy
http://www.myspace.com/amyrangei