I am so excited to be sharing one of my favorite tried-and-true kitchen how-to’s with you today! Because, if you’re anything like me, summer means only one thing: watermelon season.
As far as I’m concerned, it isn’t summer unless I’m shoveling watermelon into my mouth at least once a week. Growing up, when I had somebody who would lovingly chop this difficult-to-cut fruit for me (thanks, Mama Fooduzzi!), I absolutely hated the stuff. I just didn’t appreciate watermelon’s unique texture as a kid. A few years ago, however, something just clicked. Now, I can’t get enough of this refreshing, sweet, delectable fruit! Eaten plain, in salads, in smoothies…I crave the watermelon bad.
Those cravings were quickly put on hold when I realized just how gosh-darn difficult it is to extract that juicy pink fruit from its tough exterior. I went watermelon-less for much too long. And let me tell you from experience, a life without watermelon is just plain sad.
A couple of weeks ago, I was watching Food Network’s The Kitchen, when one of the hosts demonstrated this method of chopping a watermelon. To say it was brilliant would be a morbid understatement. After just a few swift cuts, you can have your perfectly extracted watermelon in a bowl, waiting for your eager fork to dig right in. Guys, this kitchen hack will change your entire summer: watermelon in under a minute. Is this real life?! Read on for some step-by-step photos, a Pinnable image, and video, all showing you just how it’s done!Read More