This post on Easy Shish Kabob Recipe + Party Essentials At Walmart is in collaboration with DataRank, Kingsford and Walmart.
Living in the area that I do it can be hard to really tailgate often but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to root for our favorite teams and get a little crazy once in awhile. Games big and small are a reason to party at our house. I am always looking for a reason to have people over! I love the crowds and I love to see smiles on peoples faces while they are eating and having a good time.
Throwing a party doesn’t have to a be a ton of work though. As the hostess it’s easy to get caught up in making things perfect and a thousand choices for guests to pick from. It’s even easier to fall into the “everything must be themed” trap. My house doesn’t have a lot of themed parties but they do include good food, drinks, laughs and good company. I can keep things easy by heading to Walmart to pick up all my essentials.
Party Essentials At Walmart
Drink Canisters – As a hostess I don’t want to be tied down to filling drinks up constantly. I try to keep things simple with one container of iced tea, lemonade and usually an infused water. Some people own to many shoes? I own to many drink containers!
Picnic Caddy – This thing is a lifesaver! I use it for all my inside and outside parties because it has everything in one location and it doesn’t take up much space. Huge party? Have two on hand. My mom will be getting 2 of these for Christmas and I know she will love them! She has tried to steal mine twice.
Paper & Plastic Ware – Doing dishes after a small get together is one thing but after a large gathering? No way!
Kingsford Charcoal – I know it sounds old school but a charcoal grill adds a whole new layer to grilling. Kingsford Charcoal performs consistently every time!
Meal & All The Fixings – I like picking up my meat at Walmart because they have great packaging (no blood leaking all over my fridge YUCK!) and it tastes great. My cousins husband is a beef buyer (not for Walmart) and says that Walmart consistently busy quality meats.
Cake/Cupcakes – It’s hard to pass up goodies in your favorite teams colors!
Shish Kabobs work great for any social setting. They allow your guests to customize with their own favorite flavors and all the prep work can be done in advance! This makes it nice so that s hostess you are mingling with your guests not slaving in the kitchen. Whether your looking for a crowd pleaser at home or planning for the big game Shish Kabobs are packed with amazing flavor and easy to prep ahead of the time!
Easy Shish Kabob Recipe
- Sirloin Steak diced into 1 inch pieces - most could get by with 1/2 pound per a person
- Diced Vegetables Of Choice
- Canned Pineapple Chunks
- Favorite Marinade - Our favorite is Teriyaki Marinade with Pineapple Juice
- Marinate meat in your favorite marinade according to directions. Our family likes Teriyaki Marinade with Pineapple Juice.
- Prep your favorite pairings. Dice all your pieces the same size. This also helps ensure doneness. My families consists of meat and pineapple but I like to add in a couple wedges of onion and green pepper chunks.
- If your using wooden skewers you need to soak your skewers in warm water while your meat is marinating so that they don't catch on fire. Let me tell how much fun that is!
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
- Make the skewers by alternating beef, vegetables, and pineapple on the skewers. Remember to leave some breathing room between your goodies. We want them to be done all the way through and not raw in the center.
- Discard any remaining marinade.
- Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning occasionally until cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 10 minutes total for medium-rare.
- **I know the ingredients are rather vague but Shish Kabobs are so easy to customize that it is hard to come up with exact directions. Our family takes a bit more meat than most because they like meat and pineapple only.
- **Other possible options to include shrimp, chicken, tomatoes, peppers of a variety of colors, mushroom caps, baby corn, zucchini, and pre-boiled potato pieces.