Every Friday Matthew keeps me company while I grocery shop. In exchange for his witty banter, jokes and inquisitive glances he gets to pick out one fun item to bring home and enjoy. This item is usually a new-to-Matthew piece of produce that is visually appealing and baby-friendly. Matthew then gets to hold the item through the store, during which time he tries to eat it (one week he munched on a champagne mango, another week he bit a young thai coconut). This week Matthew picked out a sugar baby watermelon.
Now, we all know that there is more than one way to skin a
cat melon. The following is how it is done at the Peters Palace…
Step 1: Cut your melon in half.
Step 2: Turn the melon over so the cut side is on the cutting board. Use your knife to peel the rind off of the melon.
Step 3: Slice or cube
Step 4: Eat
When I cut open the sugar baby watermelon, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was primarily seedless. On the drive home I was dreading seeding the melon so that Matthew could enjoy it. As you can see from the pictures, a sugar baby watermelon looks very similar to the popular personal-sized watermelons, but with a darker, more uniformly forest green colored rind. The flavor is very mildly sweet while the color is a to die for bright red.
Matthew has been enjoying sugar baby watermelon for dessert at lunch time all week. I actually have to hide the container that is filled with watermelon chunks until Matthew is finished with lunch, otherwise he refuses to eat anything but watermelon.
What was your favorite tradition from your childhood? Every time that we went to the doctor or had a major medical/dental procedure my mom would take us out for a special treat – smoothies, coffee, muffins, etc. We always looked forward to that special time with my Mom and it made the time at the doctor’s office fly by.