Monday, June 30, 2008

How to Cut a Watermelon

My new friend, Teressa, has been teaching all the moms here the "proper way to cut a watermelon." With over 40 kids combined, we've eaten our fair share of the sugary summer fruit.

As she dissected about the 10th watermelon today, I decided to take pictures. I will never cut a watermelon the same after watching her.

First she slices off about 2 inches of each end. Then she cuts it in half. Turning one half so that the bigger side is down, start cutting slices or wedges (like a pie). If you have a relatively sharp knife, this is simple.
If you cut the slices so that they are slender, it makes it easy enough for the littlest of hands to savor.
After it's been sliced, if you want to get extra fancy, you can put a big bowl on top of the watermelon, then flip it over. Voila! It's perfect for serving in the bowl. However, hungry kids at the pool don't care what it looks like - or the container that holds it.


missy said...

i love this post!!!!!! this is definitely teressa's legacy from the summer!! thanks for this was so fun!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Julie it sounds like you are having a great time! I love reading your updates. Look forward to seeing you!

Julie said...

thanks for sharing... I will to cut the watermelon this way... how fun.

So glad you had fun in the water. Eli has gone as a 2 year old, and was a bit afraid... I bet he would love it now. Sounds like you had fun at the scavenger hunt... wish I could have been there!

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing the info. I don't know if I can ever cut a watermelon the same either!


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