I think I have covered most of the table manners for now and so I am moving on to short little “How-to-Eat” manners. The posts won’t be formal lesson plans like my 20 Table Manners, but I will try to include a tip or a recipe to spice up the post.
We have been grilling all summer and one of our favorites has been chicken and veggie skewers, so I had to get in “How to Eat a Kabob” while there was still some summer left.
Manner: If you are eating a kabob as an appetizer, you can eat right from the skewer.
But if the kabob is a main dish you need to remove the food from the skewer first. Hold the top of the kabob in your left hand with the other end of the kabob on the plate. The kabob is probably at a slight angle on your plate. Then slide off the veggies and meat with your fork.
Don’t try to take all the veggies and meat off at once. Take off just a few pieces at a time. Then cut the veggies and meat with your knife and fork as usual.
Place the emptied skewer at the top or left of your plate. Just like with anything soiled or dirty, never put it on the table.
Recipe: I used this recipe over at Our Best Bites for grilled chicken and veggie skewers. They were yummy . Elle loved them. The other kids loved the meat but had to be coaxed forced to try the veggies. If they wanted dessert they had to try one of each veggie, and in the end Crew learned that grilled veggies aren’t so bad. Croft still prefers sugar.
Tip: To make the meal more kid friendly you can let your kids assemble their own skewers. This way they have a little bit of ownership and choice which goes a long way with kids. Just make sure they get some veggies on there.