Its summer! Picture kids playing in the pool, family picnics, camping trips and road trips. And what would summer be without watermelon smiles and sticky little faces, dripping with watermelon juice.
We have consumed at least a dozen watermelons since summer began. My family can’t get enough of this sweet, juicy fruit. Most of the time we just chop it up and eat it quick. This time, we brain stormed ideas on how to carve our round watermelon.
From the Death Star to a LEGO head, soccer ball to the Hulk, the kids thought of everything. We finally settled on Mike Wazowski, Billy Crystal’s character in the movie, Monsters’s Inc. My cousin, Sheiva, a theater production student at UCLA, was visiting and we had tremendous fun putting Mikey together with the bamboo we took from our yard.
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What else can you do with a watermelon?
- Freeze into Popsicles.
- Make watermelon margaritas.
- Make a watermelon keg.
- Make watermelon granita with mint (featured on top).
- Make fruit kabobs.
- Make a fruit basket.
- Make a strawberry & watermelon cooler.
- Eat it straight up.
- Blend with yogurt and make a watermelon smoothie.
- Get a sharp knife, carve away and make some art!
Disclosure: The Watermelon Board was kind enough to send me a watermelon to carve up. The opinions in this post are all mine. Come on, it’s watermelon! Who doesn’t love watermelon?!