White Watermelon Sangria

I had the best watermelon ever after the Rockville Twilighter and now I’m all about watermelon. We were left with a big bowl of watermelon after our recent watermelon carving experiment. So, I made sangria. I was inspired by Kitchen Play’s July Progressive Party. Each month, Kitchen Play hosts an online party with a sponsored theme. This month’s theme is summertime dining with CUTCO. I love our CUTCO knives (but don’t tell my husband because I wasn’t happy when he bought them; they are a bit pricey). Those knives are the ones I reach for first when cooking. They made slicing fruit for sangria a cinch. White Watermelon Sangria Inspired by Summertime Sangria from Nutmeg Nanny 3 cups white wine 1 cup ginger ale 1 cup watermelon, blended 1/4 cup sugar apple, lime, orange slices Stir ingredients together and refrigerate for two hours. Serve over ice. Garnish with fruit. What’s your favorite summertime dish? This Kitchen Play Progressive Party … [Read more...]

How to Carve a Watermelon

Have you ever carved a watermelon, like you would a pumpkin? The idea didn’t occur to me until I was approached by Stephanie from the National Watermelon Promotion Board about participating in the Watermelon Carving Contest Blogger Challenge.  The challenge sounded fun so I enthusiastically agreed. And then our watermelon arrived. My husband and I stared at it, not quite sure where to begin. Fortunately, there are carving recipes on the National Watermelon Promotion Board’s website. And there’s a category in the contest for duplicating one of those recipes.There are six categories altogether; the other five categories are for original creations. We were inspired by the turtle carving and decided to make a crab, in honor of our home state, Maryland. It was a lot easier than we thought and a lot of fun, too. First, we (and by we, I mean my husband; I took photos) cut the watermelon in half. Then, he scooped out the insides of each half with an ice cream scoop – … [Read more...]