Thursday, April 30, 2009

The First Watermelon!

One of my favorite parts of the summer is the totally yummy fruit! Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits (along with peaches) ever and it is something I look forward to each year. I couldn't hide my joy and enthusiasm (and my squeals) when I walked into Costco a few weeks ago and my eyes landed on the pallet full of beautiful watermelon greeting my gaze :)! I could just taste the juicy goodness on my tongue already. I approached the pallet with my mission in tact...finding the best watermelon in the bunch. If you have ever watched a Thomas pick out a watermelon before you know what I mean! We take our job very seriously and are willing to stand there analyzing the bunch and picking up and tapping on each watermelon till we determine which one is "the" watermelon. I have been known to climb into the bin on several occasions was well (beth you know!). My husband always gets that amused look on his face every time he sees me run to the watermelon section and start my analysis (although I am sure it annoys him too but he deals with me)! This first watermelon was no different...and it did not disappoint! OMG was in yummy and I ate the whole thing within a few days (hey it's water mostly ... right??) I have been craving it ever since...on know the beast has been released! All those watermelon patches better watch out! Maybe I should start growing them....


  1. I LOVE watermelon but truely have NO idea how to pick one out. Please tell, what is THE secret? I mean I listen for a hollow sound (I think) but really, how do you know?

  2. I was told by some to listen to for the hollow sound, which i do sometimes but it is hard to hear or know exactly what to listen for. The thing that I find most consistent is the heavyness of it. The heavier the better! I like to lift them up and try and weigh which one is heavier. I also look for yellow spots because I was told they show a concentration of sugar (which is always good)! I don't know if these are totally reliable but they seem to work for me :) Good luck as we enter watermelon season heaven!

  3. We have had a few yummy watermelons over the past week. Everytime I start to cut one open, I can't help but think of you and wonder why your aren't here cutting it for me, so I can sneek a few bits before it goes in the frig! I miss my baby girl!!