Louise, the lovely lady from Months of Edible Celebrations, would know about this on-line picnic called, The Picnic Game, that Louise is hosting each June, with the final round-up on 1st July.
And I'm "going" on a picnic with Louise and all the lovely ladies who has joined in the fun. This is the first time that I've joined The Picnic Game. June 18th is International Picnic Day and Louise has invited us for a picnic game for the month of June. The game is played by selecting a letter and you are supposed to make some food beginning from your chosen letter, to the picnic. The chosen letter will be confirmed and assigned to each person by Louise, like in my case, I chose the letter W, and it is for Watermelon Sorbet. And that's not all, each of us must list what the other persons before your letter, are bringing! It is a fun on-line picnic game!
I am going on a picnic and bringing ...
C...Crispy Curry Fried Chicken
D...Dying for Chocolate Cake
F ...Fish in a Jar
G...Golden Pillow Hee Ban
I....Ice Cream Sandwiches
J....Jersey Style Hot Dogs
K...Kahlua Mocha Ice Cream
L...Light and Soft Japanese Cheesecake
M...Ma'Moul ~ A traditional Lebanese cookie
N....Nettle Quinoa Tart
O...Oriental Pasta Salad
P...Pan de Mango
Q...Quinoa Pizza Balls
R... Rainbow Connection Cupcakes
S...Strawberry Yogurt Ice Cream
T...Telosma Cordata Eucheuma Jelly
U...U-Never Fail Cheesecake
V...Vanilla & Cream Cheese Pound Cake & Citus Glaze
X ...Xtra Good Walnut Apple Cake
Y... Yakon Kelp Soup
Z..Zucchine in Padella con Aceto e Peperoncino
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
4 cups seeded, chopped watermelon
1/4 cup lime juice
1. Bring 3 cups water and sugar just to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Cool.2. Process sugar syrup and watermelon, in batches, in a blender until smooth. Stir in lime juice. Cover and chill 2 hours.3. Pour mixture into the freezer container of a 1-gallon ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
Here's some different varieties:
***Grapefruit Sorbet: Substitute 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.
***Pineapple Sorbet: Substitute 2 cups chopped pineapple for watermelon and lime juice. Strain and discard pulp after processing mixture in blender, if desired. Proceed as directed.
***Lemon Sorbet: Substitute 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice and 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.
***Orange Sorbet: Substitute 3 cups fresh orange juice and 2 teaspoons grated orange rind for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.
***Strawberry Sorbet: Substitute 5 cups fresh or frozen strawberries and 2 tablespoons lemon juice for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.
***Cantaloupe Sorbet: Substitute 4 cups chopped cantaloupe for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.
***Cherry Sorbet: Substitute 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, prepared, and 1 (16-ounce) jar maraschino cherries for watermelon and lime juice. Strain and discard pulp, if desired. Proceed as directed.
***Raspberry Sorbet: Substitute 5 cups fresh or frozen raspberries for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.