Flaming Astro Weenie Pineapple, From My Kitchen, 2007
In the tradition of the Astro Weenie Ball and the Astro Weenie Christmas Tree I oh-so proudly present to you…THE FLAMING ASTRO WEENIE PINEAPPLE! Arrive at a party with this in hand and, yes, you will be the belle of the ball! Or have it as a centerpiece at your next TIKI PARTY! Or present it in place of a birthday cake. The ASTRO WEENIE PINEAPPLE is perfect for any festive occasion!
- 1 attractive pineapple
- 1 can of pineapple chunks
- 1 package of cocktail weenies
- 3 drops yellow food coloring
- 1 jar of maraschino cherries
- multi-colored toothpicks
- kabob skewers
- birthday cake candles
Begin by frying up the cocktail weenies in your favorite skillet until they they smell up the whole house. Breathe deep cocktail weenies smell really good. Gobble down a few. They taste good too!
Trim any brown off of the pineapple top. Drain the pineapple chunks overnight. Toss them in a bowl with three drops of yellow food coloring. (Otherwise they will look way too dull next to the Maraschino cherries!)
Try to contain your gasps of joy as you skewer the pineapple chunks and Maraschino cherries with multi-colored toothpicks and carefully place them in a spiral pattern wrapping all around the pineapple base.
Now the crowing touch. Skewer a cherry, pineapple chunk and weenie on the non sharp end of the kabob skewer. (Too bad they aren’t multi colored! Oh well.) Skewer the weenie just half way so you can stick the birthday cake candle on the other side. Stick the candle/weenie/pineapple chunk/maraschino cherry tipped kabob skewer in the pineapple top as you see I’ve done.
Have a someone or two help you light the candles. Then for proper presentation turn off the lights. Clutch the bottom of the pineapple in the palm of your hand and hold it up like the statue of liberty holds the flame. You are so Americana!
Here’s to my ASTRO WEENIE PINEAPPLE, your ASTRO WEENIE PINEAPPLE and YOU!