Good Morning everyone! I briefly touched base on tips for preparing summer picnics. Today I would like to talk a little bit about making an edible center piece for your table. This is a nice alternative to the everyday veggie platters that we all love to serve at picnics and parties. The picture you see to the left is one I made last summer for a Birthday party.
The things you need to create this basket are as followed;
basket or serving bowl that is big enough for a small head of cabbage, fresh small head of cabbage fresh Kale, sharp bamboo skewers, green onions,,mini red,green and yellow peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, carrots and bread sticks and lastly your favorite vegetable dips in smaller bowels.
Assembly: Place a small head of cabbage firmly in the basket or bowl. Cover the cabbage with the kale. Cut the green onion stalks from the onion heads. Place each skewer into the stalk of the green onion, using the dull end slide a small piece of kale on to the top of the skewer to reassemble a leaf then slide a vegetable onto the skewer. If you are having problems getting the vegetable on to the skewer Peirce the veggie first with the point of a sharp knife then slip the veggie on to the skewer. Repeat this until you have enough vegetables to fill the basket. Now arrange the basket to look like a bouquet making sure you fill the basket full enough so very little kale is showing. Once you have completed your centerpiece place in the middle of your table and surround with small dishes of dip. Good- Luck!