Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Bringing Back an Old Fashioned Summer - Chilled Melon
One of our favorite things to do was to have a curved section of the end. We'd scoop out a hollow in the middle of the flesh, then a small trough and drink the juices that the flesh exuded.
One summer when money was particularly tight, Granny had rented a field to a cousin, who planted it full of melons. We kids were sent out each morning to choose two melons, one to eat after lunch and another to eat after dinner. After a week of eating watermelon twice a day we groaned at the idea of eating anymore of it, lol. But it served it's purpose in keeping our bellies filled and giving us a 'treat' at the end of the day.
Because there are only two of us at home, I tend to buy the tiny round watermelons, often seedless which is better suited to our needs. Not at all the sort of melons we grew up eating, but tasty. The one thing that hasn't changed: a chilled melon on a hot summer's day is always refreshing. Let's chill a melon and have an old fashioned summer treat.
Posted by Terri Cheney at 6:46 AM