Okay… my years of watching the food network have finally redeemed themselves. I decided to throw a ‘shower’ for my friends back home. I wanted to do something for them and get them the presents for their adorable children only one of the 4 children received.
So! i found the perfect menu and with my sister’s expert craft skills and my mothers knowledge of table settings… It was a perfect summertime evening.
The cute table setting. My sister made all of the tissue paper decorations that are hanging and on the table ends.
Each person had a ‘bebe perfume’ on their plate and a present (based on a girl or boy) on their chair!
This was the starter… It was AMAZING… Watermelon Caprese Skewers. Super refreshing and Healthy. The only thing i did differently with this recipe was halved the sugar. The balsamic wasn’t as ‘syrupy’ but it still tasted phenomenal.
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/8 cup sugar
1 4 to 6 pound Watermelon
60 leaves of Basil
16 Baby Tomatoes
12 Bamboo Skewers
Bring the Balsamic and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan and turn heat to low until sugar has disolved. Set pot aside. Chop the watermelon into bite size cubes and skewer one tomato, one basil leaf, and one piece of watermelon. Repeating twice more. When all ingredients are used, drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the skewers and season with a pinch of kosher salt. Serve chilled.