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Re: Dill Dip [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1199848 - 09/05/10 10:35 AM (76.250.194.105)

Simplified (I hope...)

Picture a sunflower on display in the center of a plate - the yellow part equals the pineapple top. All the petals have been removed but for four equally spaced petals.

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Cut the top off the pineapple and put in center of large plate. (Equivalent to the yellow part of the sunflower)

Quarter the remaining pineaple top to bottom. (Equal to the four petals left on the sunflower)

Carve the meat in a solid chunk out of each quarter's outer skin and return the whole chunk to the skin. Slice across the chunk in the skin (but not through the skin) into 8-12 pineapple slices.

Place the skins with all the chunks on the serving tray so that it looks like a rather anemic sunflower.

Put additional fruits between the four quarters and add toothpicks to the pineapple chunks.

Don't know if there's a picture or not but you could check the Dole Pineapple website. It's really so easy that it probably sounds way more complicated than it is.

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Re: Dill Dip [Re: pat]
      #1199849 - 09/05/10 10:40 AM (68.247.213.134)

OK, I think I get it now!! Thanks! May go pick up a pineapple this week and try it out!

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Re: Dill Dip [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1199950 - 09/05/10 05:16 PM (24.60.69.73)

You could also do various fruit chunks on wood skewers, like 4-5 pieces on each skewer (the shorter skewers). Looks pretty and easy to eat. Just don't do them toooo far in advance as the skewers will soften up a little. I've done them several hours before a party and they're fine. Just not the day before.

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Re: Dill Dip [Re: pat]
      #1200815 - 09/07/10 09:15 PM (68.247.213.134)

Pat--We did the pineapple centerpiece AND the purple cabbage dip bowl this evening and they were both da BOMB! Very cool!! Thanks for the suggestions!

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Re: Dill Dip [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1200828 - 09/07/10 09:59 PM (72.68.64.210)

Carol, I used to have a recipe for broiled salmon, with a Dill Sauce topping consisting of mayo mixed with whipped egg whites and lots of dill...
You put the topping on the salmon at the end and then put it back under the broiler for a few minutes, til browned...
It was fantastic, even people who hate salmon raved about it!
It was like a Merangue/Dill topping for the fish...
I wish I could find that recipe again!
alas, it was on a a piece of paper that I have long since lost! (my, "rhymes with itch", of an ex probably took it!)
Long before the days of PC's and paperless...

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Re: Dill Dip [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1200841 - 09/07/10 10:26 PM (76.250.194.105)

Glad to hear they both worked for you, Carol. Was this the party or the dry run?

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Re: Dill Dip [Re: pat]
      #1200846 - 09/07/10 10:33 PM (68.247.213.134)

No, dry run. I plan on basically trying everything BEFORE the party so that I know whether it works or not. Basically have prepared all the food before, did a mock-up of a couple of the trays tonight. Actual party is on the 23rd.

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Re: Dill Dip [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1200958 - 09/08/10 10:52 AM (99.241.38.62)

Carol, do you always do a "dry run" before all parties? That is a lot of extra work for sure. I always use the guests as my "tasters" and get them to do the "judging". Nobody has ever got sick or died yet! I also serve things that are favorites of the guests, but not necessarily favorites of mine. That works too as then I don't eat so much. With all those great recipes, I might have to make a short trip to central Florida later this month!

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Re: Dill Dip [Re: islandgem]
      #1200972 - 09/08/10 11:25 AM (71.100.191.226)

As far as dry run, it wasn't a dry run of the whole party. At various times I have tried out the recipes I'm going to use, and last night I did the carving of the pineapple and the red cabbage. This is a business open house, so I wanted to make sure I didn't embarass myself too badly if something came out bad!! As far as the actual party, the more the merrier, if you want to come down for the real thing!

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Re: Dill Dip [Re: periwinkle]
      #1202496 - 09/12/10 11:18 AM (68.247.213.134)

Hey Connie, making the dill dip for football games today. Wondering how long you are supposed to let the flavors mingle, as I only made it at 11 am. Will it be ready by 1 PM or not?

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