Something On A Stick Day
Something on a Stick Day
Something on a Stick Day is celebrated on March 28th. When I think of something on a stick, I think of food on a stick.
Some of the best foods in the world can be perched on top of a stick for your eating convenience. Food on a stick is not only convenient, it is a lot of fun. Plan on celebrating this great holiday with a tasty treat or two.
Come explore the possibilities of Something on a Stick Day with me!
Alas, Something on a Stick Day is over for the year. Fortunately, you can have food on a stick any time. Spring and Summer are the perfect time to indulge in grilled kebabs, ice cream pops, cake pops, and don't forget the fair and camping food on a stick!
Something on a Stick Day
Cake pops are one of the most beautiful things you can find on a stick, not to mention that they taste delicious! Leftover cake has been retooled into cake balls for a long time. Though they were tasty, they were not much to look at.
Eventually, someone thought it would be a super idea to make cake balls, decorate them, and put them on a stick. That person is known online as Bakerella. You can read her whole story of how she started doing cake pops on her website Bakerella.
Since any flavor of cake can be used, not to mention the fact that they can be decorated in almost any way, cake pops are ideal for birthday parties, holiday parties, corporate events, etc. People love cute and clever food that tastes great. Cake pops fit the bill!
Cake Pops Book by Bakerella
Check out Bakerella's book on cake pops and how to make them. Beautiful photos and step by step instructions can help you become a cake pop master too!
Cake Pop Baller
There are tons of items available on Amazon that look like they could help you make cake pops - maybe the ultimate something on a stick. This is one of the coolest ones I found.
This looks like a handy tool for making cake balls. I found a video also that shows how to use this tool. Not only does it look like it works well, it looks like a fun kitchen gadget. So neat!
Cake Pop Baller Demo Video
Great video showing how to use the Cake Pop Baller to make uniform cake balls.
Cake Pop Poll - Something on a Stick Day
Have you eaten a cake pop?
Fair Food on a Stick - Something on a Stick Day
Cake pops are fun and somewhat classy. The next type of food is straight fun. Many people look forward to special fair food when they visit their local state or county fair. All fairs have special foods and the largest tend to have the most unusual foods on a stick. It is mostly deep fried stuff with an occasional kebab type skewer of meat.
Check out this video of the 59 different foods on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair. Sure, they have corn dogs, but they also have deep fried Twinkies on a stick, alligator on a stick, cheesecake on a stick, deep fried Milky Way on a stick, mac 'n cheese on a stick, etc.
Wacky and weird!
Something on a Stick Day
Kebabs originally came from Persia and spread in popularity throughout the Middle East. Cooking meat on a stick over an open fire was a great way for the people to prepare their meals. Eventually, the idea of kebabs spread throughout the world.
Not only are there meat kebabs of all kinds all over the world, people make vegetable kebabs, fruit kebabs, and dessert kebabs. In the Western view, kebabs can be anything prepared or served on a skewer. Not only is it a convenient way to prepare and serve food, it is a lot of fun, especially for kids. If you have a picky eater, try serving their food on a stick. It becomes almost irresistible!
Easy Kebabs Kids Can Make
Chef Melody is my new hero. Check out these two great recipes. The first is for Greek Salad on a Stick and the second is Rainbow Fruit Salad on a Stick. Get your kids involved with your Something on a Stick Day food preparations.
Stainless Steel Skewers - Something on a Stick Day
These stainless steel barbecue skewers are great for any kind of meat or vegetables you want to put on the grill. These are flat, wide skewers that are easy to turn and your food will not slip off. Perfect for barbecuing fun!
Fire Wire Stainless Steel Flexible Grilling Skewer
The flexible skewer allows you to thread the food on the wire, then marinate the food right on the skewer, and put it on the grill when you are ready. Since it is flexible you can snake it around your other meat wherever you have room for it. Two skewers in the set and they are dishwasher safe!
Charcoal Companion Double Prong Coastal Grilling Kabob Skewers, Set of 4
Set of four double skewers. The double prongs are perfect for keeping your food from spinning around while you are cooking it. These skewers are also very attractive. The skewers are decorated at the end with either a fish, scallop, lobster, or crab. Get these for your Something on a Stick Day celebration.
Gluten Free Lollipops | Lollipops | Suckers
A lot of holidays are all about candy, so consider a traditional treat for your Something on a Stick Day celebration. Lollipops can be spherical, flat, rock candy, filled with gum, etc. So many options!
These organic lollipops are wildly popular. They are gluten free, allergen free, GMO free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free, casein-free, and dairy-free. They rate 4.5 stars out of 250 reviews on Amazon.com. That tells me that the majority of people who purchased them - loved them. If you have kids with allergies, or if you want an organic candy to eat, then these are perfect!
I actually started drooling when I saw these. I haven't thought of See's lollipops in years. I remember going to See's Candies when I was little and getting a delicious chocolate lollipop.
The perfect food on a stick for diabetics and others watching their sugar. These are sweetened with Splenda and they are Kosher.
Popsicles | Ice Pops | Ice Cream | Push Ups
The next category of food on a stick is a favorite summertime treat of many kids: popsicles, fudgesicles, push ups, etc. Whether you buy these cold and yummy treats, or make them yourself, they are perfect to have around for Something on a Stick Day or anytime.
Use these excellent ice pop molds to make your own tasty treats. This allows you to use any ingredients you like so you have complete control over what makes up your ice pops. Plus, making their own ice pops is exciting for so many kids (and adults). With 4.5 stars and over 200 reviews, these are a great product!
Another great option from Tovolo. Make ice pops in a star shape to thrill kids and adults alike. These ice pop molds are also highly reviewed and rated on Amazon.
Camp Food on a Stick
Something on a Stick Day
I can't possibly leave out camp food. Cooking over an open fire under the stars is one of the best parts of camping. Popular camp foods on a stick are hot dogs and marshmallows. Whether you pick your own stick off a tree, or bring a wood or metal skewer, make sure the stick is long enough to stay a safe distance from the fire. Children should always be monitored when cooking over an open fire. Make sure you use some of those marshmallows to make s'mores!
An item you may not have tried over a campfire is refrigerated biscuits. You wrap the biscuit around the stick and cook it slowly until it is brown. You can also put jam, sausage, or any other fun food inside after cooking. Use a double pronged cooking fork like you might have for marshmallows. Delicious!
Kebabs have previously been mentioned as perfect for the grill. Many kinds of kebabs can be cooked safely and easily over a campfire.
Chicken Kebabs on a Campfire - Something on a Stick Day
Don't let the hilariously dorky beginning of this video fool you, there are some seriously good tips here! This chicken kebab tutorial can be used for home or camp grilling.
Now What? A Suggested Menu
Something on Stick Day
I know what you are thinking...
"I don't have time to learn to make cake pops."
"Where am I going to get alligator on such short notice?"
"My husband can't eat deep fried Snickers bars."
Ok, don't panic. You don't need to be a kitchen whiz or buy a zillion fancy ingredients. Here is my suggested menu.
Greek Salad on a Stick
Fruit Salad on a Stick
S'mores on a Stick
Use the YouTube videos to create Greek Salad on a Stick and Rainbow Salad on a Stick. If you can't figure it out have a little kid help you.
Now you need a main course. I suggest chicken kebabs. For your convenience I watched 32.8 different How To Make Chicken Kebabs videos on YouTube. My favorite is the camping one above. My only issue is that he doesn't provide measurements for his marinade. I suggest going to the store and buying a bottle of a yummy looking marinade. Easy Peasy! Or, use a nice Italian dressing marinade. Yum. Do not be concerned if you prefer to prepare this indoors and cook it over a grill, or even in the oven. The fresh mountain air was optional!
There you go! I just planned your dinner for Something on a Stick Day on March 28, 2012.
Oh, and for your moms out there, I am sure you see the potential of this menu. Everything in it can be easily prepared by your family members. As it is almost Mother's Day in the US, you can drop hints about what a great dinner this would be for them to make you.
S'mores on a Stick - Something on Stick Day
Very cute recipe and video. If you are doing this with kids I would use longer sticks and toast them for them - depending on age of course.
Did you find something you wanted to eat?