Creations, Setting the Mood with Flowers and Food

The sun finally came out yesterday

After days and days of gray

My spirits lifted, I felt giddy & gay

The flowers I put in the foyer last week were starting to droop

so I dashed out to Trader Joe’s so I could regroup

Sunflowers and alstromeria and seemed a strange choice

but a colorful pitcher gave the flowers a new voice!

And what is another wonderful way to change the mood?

Beautiful, fresh and colorful food!

How about a skewer full of flavors on this beautiful day

A rainbow of food on a pretty white tray

A pitcher of flowers seems to mimic the food

The colors perhaps are imitating the food!

My MacKenzie-Childs piggy wanted to be part of the day

Pink and polka dots brighten any display

Sun, food and flowers,

they all fill the soul

It’s life’s simple things that really console…

I lightened up these antipasto skewers with lower fat salami and Babybell cheese

I also used very thin honey smoked deli ham, red grapes, 2% cheddar cubes, crisp romaine leaves, orange and red sweet peppers, pickles and fresh spinach leaves

This is a good way to use up little bits of this and that in your refrigerator

It was a wonderful lunch treat!

Antipasto Skewers

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian


  • skewers


  • salami slices
  • deli ham slices
  • cheese cubes or pieces
  • grapes
  • fresh spinach leaves
  • crisp romaine leaves
  • grape tomatoes
  • sweet peppers
  • pickles
  • Other options: fresh mozzarella balls olives, prosciutto, marinated artichoke hearts, pepperoni


  • Fill skewers with bite sized bites of a variety of these foods. Brush with Italian dressing or serve on the side for dipping if desired
Keyword antipasto, antipasto skewers, appetizer, Italian skewers, lo carb lunch, sandwich skewers

Now I have a new bright, fresh vignette

To get me through another weekend that’s supposed to be cold and wet!

🌻  ☔️  🌺

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25 Responses to “Creations, Setting the Mood with Flowers and Food”
  1. Jodi says:

    LOVE this antipasta kabob idea!!! I want one right now 🙂 LOL!

  2. Mary says:

    Delicious antipasto skewers for a pretty lunch treat! Flowers and sunshine do feed my soul. We’re in the same weather pattern of rain, rain and more rain…I’d rather have snow! It least is beautiful coming down and gone the next day.

    P.S. I was going to leave my comment in poem form, but alas, my day is off to a late and frazzled start. ♥

  3. The happy colors of those skewers look like spring! Maybe I need to make those NOW to brighten up our Michigan grays!

  4. Jenna, you have brightened another gloomy day! Those skewers look amazing as well as your lovely vignette. Flowers and food are the perfect antidote for our weather. I always enjoy your poems. Stay dry and warm!

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    Your kabobs match the colors of the decorations! Thanks for the morning glorious color.

  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh yes, yesterday was such a beautiful day. I love the way you celebrated with flowers and food. I say yum to the antipasto skewers (great idea). I love your vases grouped together an idea I will borrow 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration…..

  7. Nancy says:

    Oh what an amazing idea! I am pinning this. A great appetizer or lunch meal for the gal pals!

    And your presentation is beautiful!

  8. I have made similar “kabobs” for parties, standing them upright and stuck in a watermelon rind shell….they were a big hit!! I “sprayed” them with balsamic dressing Yours look delish!

  9. pattyanneart says:

    What a great idea! Everything is so pretty and colorful!!

  10. Kari says:

    Perfectly yummy and I love your poetry too, dear friend.

  11. Jill Kuhn says:

    Oh, Jenna! I do love your creativity!! ❤️ Your poetic jingle and lunch on a skewer make me wish we were friends living next door. 😍 You brighten my day, thanks friend! 🌞

  12. Lynn says:

    Kabobs are always fun! Hum… Maybe I should fire up the grill:@)

  13. Charlotte Hall says:

    Oh, Jenna, I just love your soul – it just comes shining through. We’ve also had endless days of dreary (Farmersville, Tx) & I’ve just been put on blood pressure meds (depressing!). So your post comes when I need sunshine like crazy! Thank you, my dear – if we lived close, I just know we would be best friends!
    Charlotte Hall

  14. Miz Helen says:

    Your flower arrangements are so pretty, I just love fresh flowers in my cottage. Your Antipasto Skewers will be perfect to set the mood for a special evening! Hope you are having a great week and staying warm. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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