Last Sunday was the Pentecost Sunday or otherwise called ‘the birthday of the Church’ and it was also the kid’s Confirmation and 1st Holy Eucharist. It was a very special event and parents were invited to bring something for teatime after the Mass. The kiddo insisted on leche flan but then I would need plates and spoon and what-have-you’s. I suddenly remembered the kiddie parties back home. Voila! Marshmallows and hotdogs on toothpicks – ever so popular with kids.
I can’t remember when was the last time I prepped this; probably during high school years! First time ever my son sees it and he was very pleased. The kid was seated next to the parish priest and was so proud of nanay he told everyone his mom made those fancy finger foods.
Easy peasy. I made 2 slices (like a cross) on hotdog edges to resemble a bloom when cooked; and to make sure the skin won’t break and pop all the meat out while cooking. I microwave them on high heat for at least 2 minutes or until cooked through. (You may pan-fry but I didn’t, wanna do it quick and oil-free.)
I sliced the hotdogs in halves and skewered them with marshmallows. Back home, we stick them into a banana trunk and a cabbage head is not a bad idea either but I opted for celery sticks! I arranged them into a disposable picnic plate and secure them with a plastic wrap. The skewers are arranged in rows according to color – I had vanilla and raspberry flavored marshmallows. It was such a big success the kiwi kids devoured them.