Food is served in many forms, but none as fun as when on a stick. Take them on the go, or grab as many as your fingers can hold on to. When food is on a stick, sweet or savory, there is much fun to be had. We’ve lined up our favorite ways to eat foods on a stick below from Youth Fair finds to desserts for all ages.
Go to the Youth Fair
Miami-Dade’s annual Youth Fair is in town March 23-April 16th and where else in the entire city of Miami can you find some of your favorite treats? They are all on sticks and all in one place. Cotton candy and corn dogs, candy apples and that grilled corn we wait all year for! It’s all at the Youth Fair. Make a game out of your visit—send the family on a scavenger hunt to find and consume as many treats on sticks as possible. We can’t promise everyone won’t go home with belly-aches, but a little friendly competition and Fair food will be totally worth it!
Host a Fork-less Dinner Party
Round the troops and host a something-on-a-stick party! Invite over your friends and family and have everyone bring a snack or treat, all on a stick. Fire up the grill and have your uncle who grills up the best meat in the city man the kebabs. Chicken, shrimp, meat, all of it goes on skewers. Then add your potatoes, onions, and peppers in between and you have a full meal. Fresh fruits and salad appetizers will all be perfectly pierced hors d’oeuvre style along with the cured meats and cheeses—the charcuterie boards will be presented a little different at this party!
Create a Fork-less Menu
Food on a stick can be enjoyed right at home, too. Make it a family affair and tie it into your daily routine. Create a fork-less menu from breakfast to dessert. The options are endless as essentially everything (with the exception of soup) can be put on a stick. So start creating! Start your morning with tater-tots on a stick weaved with bacon. Other great options are a pop-style French toast or waffles. Then dinner can be as fancy as you like with Mediterranean salmon skewers. Or make it simple with bun-less burger bites. Add on the cheese and everyone is smiling.
Make Desserts with the Kids
Mama usually says not to play with your food, but eating food on a stick can be an exception to that rule. Strawberries, bananas, pretzels, even Rice Krispy treats all dip easily into melted chocolate. Not to mention the toppings you can add. Candy apples are also easy to make and fun for the kids to dip and decorate. Your imagination will have your taste buds soaring.
Food on a stick can make any day of the week a little brighter. Take your favorite small bites and turn them into easy to carry snack foods. The kids will love them (and even the adults).