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Program #653Watermelon Donuts
Sugar to taste
Vanilla to taste
Cut out donut shapes from 1 1/2-inch thick slices of seedless watermelon. Sweeten sour cream with sugar and a touch of vanilla to taste. Frost half of the watermelon donut slices and sprinkle with almonds. Add another layer of watermelon slices and top with sweetened sour cream. Sprinkle toasted slivered almonds and serve.
Watermelon Cilantro Salsa
2 cups chopped seedless watermelon
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1 cup chopped fresh mango
Juice from 4 fresh limes
1 cup trimmed and chopped scallions
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
Toss all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper just before serving.
8 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
6 ounce frozen lemonade concentrate thawed(1 can)
optional - Mint sprigs
Place watermelon in a large bowl; cover and freeze. Place half of frozen watermelon, half of powdered sugar, and half of concentrate in a blender, and process until smooth. Serve while cold. Do the same procedure with the other half of the ingredients.
Watermelon in a Blanket
12 pre-made or purchased crepes
2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
12 (1-inch by 8-inch) seedless watermelon logs, drained to remove excess moisture
Vanilla and lemon yogurt for dipping
Sprinkle one side with cinnamon sugar. Place a watermelon log at the end of each. Roll them up and serve with the flavored yogurts for dipping.
Watemelon Pizza Supreme
1 (8-to-10 inch round and 1-inch thick) watermelon slice, drained to remove excess moisture
1 cup strawberry preserves
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Place the watermelon slice on a serving platter and cut into 6 wedges leaving them in the shape of a pizza. Spread the preserves over the watermelon and sprinkle the toppings over the top. Serves 6.
Salt in Antiquity
While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!