We wound up leaving the 4th of July party we went to with yet more leftover watermelon! In one gallon sized bag we had giant chunks of the juicy fruit and in a second bag we had about a dozen wedges. So the next day I put the giant chunks to use and whipped up another cocktail, this Watermelon Ginger Fizz. The great part about this beverage is that it is easy to make a non-alcoholic version for the kiddos - just omit the vodka and top off with club soda for a gingery watermelon soda concoction! We brought this to S's brother's house on Saturday and his son really liked that he could have a special drink like everyone else!
And yesterday I used up about half of those watermelon wedges to make these Watermelon Fontina Melts with Dill. I made them once last year as well and I have 2 tips based on this second batch.
- Let them sit a bit after they come out of the oven. Once the cheese cools a bit you can taste its saltiness more and it really compliments the sweetness of the watermelon.
- Use fresh dill. I used a freeze dried version this time and it had no flavor.