LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Memorial Day is 10 days away and it's never too early to start planning you're menu.

We've got some great holiday ideas from Catering Creations Deanna Fleming.

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade


  • 6 cups frozen (or fresh) strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed ice (or smallest cubes possible)
  • 1 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 9 packets of sugar substitute or 6 Tablespoons of sugar (or to taste)
  • 3/4 cup water


- 1 Whole lemon, sliced, for garnish
- 2 Tablespoon of ginger, fresh or dried (finely chopped)
- A few mint leaves


  • Allow frozen strawberries to thaw slightly.
  • Before placing ice cubes in blender, crush large chunks by sealing securely inside a ZiplocĀ® Brand Storage Bag and rolling over the bag firmly with a rolling pin.
  • Combine lemon juice, strawberries, sugar substitute or sugar, crushed ice and water in blender jar. If blades get stuck, add more water.
  • Blend on high with lid tightly secured until smooth and thick.
  • Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Garnish with a slice of lemon, if desired.

Watermelon Shark Carving


  • 1 oblong, seeded watermelon
  • 2 large cherries, blueberries, or red grapes, etc
  • Toothpicks or wooden skewers
  • Swedish fish candies for garnish
  • Dry erase marker
  • Paring knife (or use tip of vegetable peeler)
  • Smaller utility knife
  • Large knife
  • Large spoon


  • Wash and dry the watermelon
  • Cut off 1/3 of the watermelon at a diagonal angle
  • Stand the remaining 2/3 upright on your work surface and use a dry erase marker to draw the mouth line and eye sockets
  • Cut out the mouth. Trim the back a 1/2" line of the green part of the rind for the teeth area
  • Use a large spoon to scoop out the watermelon flesh, leaving 3" intact at the base
  • Cut out the teeth using a smaller utility knife
  • Use a melon baller to cut out the eye sockets that match the size of large marbles. Then use a paring knife to trim the green area around the eyes. Insert marbles.
  • Use a carved-out rind from the mouth to make the dorsal fin, attach using toothpicks
  • Fill the mouth with triangle shapes of watermelon, accented with Swedish fish

Recipe provided by the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

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