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One of my favorite things to do is host small get togethers. Over the years I have been able to host birthday parties, summer parties, cookies exchanges and even a few craft nights. My favorite get togethers would have to be summer barbecues. I love the warm/hot weather, the cool refreshing drinks, cooking on the grill and just the “vacation like atmosphere” summer seems to spread around. Hosting gatherings doesn’t have to be stressful or even break the budget with a few simple details your party can seem put together special.
Here are a few inexpensive decor ideas:
Fabric napkins folded neatly in Mason Jars– not only does this look pretty but it also serves a purpose to your guests.
Seasonal Flowers- one way to dress up a table is to buy inexpensive grocery store flowers. I like to split my bunch into two and place them into small jars. I am able to get a couple pieces of table decor and they won’t block our view from being able to talk. The flowers add a pop of color to your table and a touch of elegance to the party.
Let the food be part of the decor- depending on what’s on your barbecue menu your food can be a great way to add color to your table. These Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Skewers are not only delicious but colorful and customizable which is perfect for your guests to be able to prepare their meal just the way they want! I love having skewers as a barbecue option. They are very versatile and great when working with a budget because you can buy what is in season at the time. For these pineapple teriyaki turkey skewers I used Shady Brook Farms lean turkey sausage. I love supporting a company that takes pride in their work. They have over 700 independent run family farms and they offer a variety of different products to try. Shady Brook Farms is all about turkey with a purpose. To learn more, visit: https://bit.ly/1Sjh8JE I love how turkey is a delicious and healthier alternative to other grilling options.
I carefully cut the sausages into bite sized pieces and place them in a gallon size Ziploc bag. I poured in some canned pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce and a touch or garlic powder and let it sit overnight. The flavors the next day with the fresh veggies was delicious!
Some of our favorite veggies we used for our skewers were cherry tomatoes, zucchini, red peppers and then we added some pineapple chunks. You could also use mushrooms, squash, onions and whatever other favorites your family has.
Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Skewers
- 1 lb Shady Brook Farms turkey sausage , cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce or marinade
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Favorite Veggies , cut into bite sized pieces
- wooden skewers
- Place bite sized turkey pieces in a gallon sized Ziploc bag or bowl. Pour pineapple juice and teriyaki sauce over turkey. Add garlic powder. Place bag or bowl in the refrigerator and allow to marinade over night or for at least 4 hours. While turkey is in the refrigerator soak your skewers if they are wooden so they don't catch on fire. Carefully place your bite sized veggies and turkey on skewers. Cook on grill for 15 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink.
Carefully add your sausage and veggies to the skewers and place on the grill until cooked through. Our skewers took about 15 minutes on a low/medium heat setting. At this time you could make a second batch of marinade to baste on your veggies and sausage while cooking but soaking the turkey overnight really does enough.
Useful Favors: while favors are certainly not necessary for hosting a party they can be fun to give to your guests. For a barbecue party, making a big batch of your favorite barbecue rub and placing them in a small jars for your guests to take home will be a big hit!
Shady Brook Farms turkey products are available in the following states: ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, MA, VA, RI, CT, PA, MD, DE, WV, NC, SC,GA, and FL. For those outside of those states, look for Shady Brook Farms’ sister brand, Honeysuckle White!
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