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I’m in love with Watermelon

Is watermelon good for you?  - you bet It is rich in lycopene, and B vitamins,magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A.  It is a fruit for every occasion and very popular in this country. We all know kids consume too much sugar. How about freezing watermelon slices anddifferent types of berries in popsicle trays instead of the sugar "other stuff". I bet the kids would not even notice the difference.   Some of the other things to be made with watermelon include pie, cup cakes, coconut cake, watermelon salsa, BBQ sauces, kabobs,drinks and smoothies, and sorbet. One of my fondest memories is summer at my uncles house and the ice cold fresh watermelon he would always serve.  The watermelon and his bonfires made my uncle Vic extremely popular among us kids. Hey adults, You can also take a watermelon and bore a hole in it and put in hard liquor - let  get ice cold - what adult would not lovethat on a hot summers day? What else can you do with watermelon?  Well - believe it or not you can grill it. One recipe I am dying to try is Grilled Spicy Watermelon. Look for it on Watermelon.org - along with a whole bunch of other unusual recipes to try.   If you want to see some really truly amazing carved watermelons try this link on http://www.watermelon.org

By |2017-07-31T22:37:55+00:00June 23rd, 2012|Children, Festivals, Food, Watermelon|0 Comments

Lets talk Watermelon

Watermelon Contests Well, to have a simple one, you need watermelon of course, scales that measure ounces and one bowl for each contestant, weigh the watermelon slices and tag each with a little flag and weight. Then, after each contestant eats the watermelon, well, simply add up what they have eaten. To Win at a Watermelon Contest, the contestant needs to - Step 1   Develop a technique. The easiest way is also the messiest with no utensils, but there are still possibilities for success using a fork or spoon. Step 2  Swallow the seeds or chew them with your bite of watermelon. Spitting the seeds will cut into your eating time. Step 3  Make sure your hair is pulled back out of your face, if applicable. You don't want to be distracted from the task at hand. Step 4  Take lots of small bites you can swallow almost whole. Chewing is another factor that will hurt your eating time. Step 5  Eat fast and furious. At most contests, the competition is cutthroat. Step 6   Have fun and worry about the mess later. **************** [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_4Iq7iHlBc ************************************************************************** Try this link       Watermelon Carving made Easy! You too Can Create   Stunning Watermelon Carvings ******************* Picking the worlds largest Watermelon This is video from the summer of 2005 at the Ivan Bright famn near Hope, Arkansas. Two watermelons are picked from the field. The first ends up on the ground in pieces. The second weighs in as  ...well, watch the video ******************* Watermelon Pie - OF course there is such a thing as Watermelon Pie!!! INGREDIENTS * 1 (3 ounce) package watermelon flavored gelatin * 1/4 cup water * 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed * 2 cups watermelon * 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust DIRECTIONS 1. Mix together the watermelon gelatin and water. Fold gelatin mixture into the dessert topping. Add cut watermelon. 2. Pour mixture into graham cracker crust. Cool in refrigerator for about 3 hours. *************************************************************** More about Watermelon Watermelon Recipes - Watermelon is a fruit that is terrific all by itself. You've surely sat outside on a warm summer night, eating watermelon slices and maybe even engaging in ... Watermelon Carving - Creating a watermelon carving can be fun. Wonderful examples of what you can do with a watermelon.... ***************************************************************

By |2017-08-10T21:20:02+00:00June 2nd, 2010|Contests, Food, Fruit, Watermelon|1 Comment