It’s summer, and it is HOT! On a hot summer day, I don’t think there is anything better than a cold, sweet, juicy slice of watermelon! We are huge fans in this house, and a full watermelon goes quickly around here. A few year ago, I had bought a watermelon to take to a cookout. I just brought it along with me to my friend Jen’s house, and was ready to cut it open. I had my knife out ready to get to work when Jenny stopped me. She said, “Jess, let me show you how to cut a watermelon the right way.” I swear, it’s one of the best tips I have ever learned, and today I’m going to share it with you!
First you have to pick the right watermelon. Mr. Peyton from our farmer’s market told me you want to find one with a big yellow spot. That means it’s had time to rest on the ground and ripen. He actually said, “Get yee one with a big ol’ yeller spot on it. That means she’s had time to juice up.” I do love my Mr. Peyton!
I prefer to leave my watermelon in the refrigerator for a bit so it’s nice and cold.
This is my favorite summer go to, and I have some other friends that are sharing their favorite go to summer recipes…
- Great-Grandma’s “Secret-Ingredient” Potato Salad
- Blueberry Pie Bars
- Watermelon Green Tea
- Independence Day Cranberry Pop Rocks Mocktail
- Fruit Pizza
- Zucchini Recipes
- Grilled Pizza
- Fruit Yogurt Parfaits
- Root Beer Float Popsicles
- Watermelon Smoothie
- Refreshing Summer Noodle Salad
- Frozen Banana Rum Cocktails
- Coke Float Popsicles
- Peach Cobbler Cupcakes
- Lemon Picnic Pasta
- Sand Castle Rice Krispies
- Frozen Chocolate Bananas
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Watermelon Berry Chia Seeds Pops
- Fresh Summer Melon Ideas
- How to cut a watermelon
- And, even more Favorite Summer Recipes
I hope you find lots of yummy treats!