EBBY GOES TO SAUDI ARABIA
Brined overnight in a big covered pot with Prosecco, onions, lemons, lemon rind, and black peppercorns then stored in the refrigerator until just before grilling. Patted dry and put on the grill for 25 minutes
Purchased at the farmer's market. The smaller ones are always the best. Grilled with homemade basil olive oil, salt and pepper before hand and served room temperature
Never remove the husks. Placed in the center of oven at 500-550 degrees for 20 minutes. This keeps the moisture and flavor in. Husk and serve immediately with Irish butter and salt to taste
I always use the shell as a serving basket. First cut a handle and then zigzag an edge with a long knife to form the rim of the basket. Scoop the melon out with a melon baller into a large dish. Mix with crumbled feta, a third of a Bermuda onion sliced and quartered and ground black pepper from whole peppercorns. You can also add small seasonal berries like blueberries for an added dash of color. Scoop it back into the basket and you're done. If kids are involved it's best to leave a little plain watermelon to the side for those with simpler palettes.
We purchased farm fresh red and yellow cherry tomatoes, cut them in half and mixed them with sliced cucumber. Add a little olive oil, chopped fresh dill, salt and pepper and you're done
Yellow cake from a mix with powder sugar frosting. We're lucky enough to have a niece who loves to bake and has a very creative touch. I have no idea of how she made that camel but it was the perfect topper to my sister's Saudi Arabian going away party.
A local brewery selling their family made beers, ales and sodas since 1856. This root beer is the best.
We bought several bunches of these beautiful orange blooms on our trip to the farmer's market the day before the party. To keep them fresh Rick cut the ends and stored them in a French flower bucket filled with water. With all the fresh food produce set out in earthenware bowls came a small army of fruit flies. Rick sprayed the flowers with an insecticide to rid the kitchen of the flies. Never, never do this. By morning most of the blooms had shriveled and faded to a dull brown. A lesson learned the hard way. Several hours of prep time lost to finding a florist with the exact same flowers for sale at quadruple the price