After a series of telephone calls to discuss the fete, A.R. and I came up with a perfect plan for feeding the hungry masses about to converge on the new house: kabobs. These were the perfect meal solution for several reasons:
- They can be prepared ahead of time.
- You can thread your skewers with a variety of ingredients to please even the pickiest of palettes.
- Kabobs can be cooked throughout the party so guests have something warm to nibble on whenever they arrive.
- By filling skewers with veggies and/or fruit in addition to meat, kabobs are a budget-friendly meal for a large group.
The prepared kabobs waited patiently for us until the guests were getting hungry, and then the new homeowner manned the grill. He prepared several batches of kabobs throughout the evening as additional revelers arrived, grilling kabobs for about 10 minutes each, until the meat was cooked to the desired temperature (165 degrees for chicken and 125 degrees for medium-rare steak).
All in all, the party was a huge success. My favorite part, though, was spending an afternoon cooking and chatting with my wonderful little sister, uhhh, I mean, an Anonymous Reader with whom I have never shared bunk beds.