Deconstructing a Watermelon

Whenever I walk through the produce section at Whole Foods and Publix, I’m amazed at the amount of prepackage, cut up fruit. Like really? $4.99 per pound for YOU to cut up MY fruit?

No thank you.

That’s not very kind to my wallet and well, to ME, nothing beats the smell of fresh cut watermelon in the kitchen … too bad we can’t bottle it and sell it as a room freshener! We’d all be rich!

Anyway.

I do understand the fact that some people just don’t want the hassle dealing with a whole melon. BUT really, the mini melons they have now days make it much more dealable!

I picked up 2 melons the other day for $5.

And I promptly cut one up on a Wednesday evening, AFTER I got home from working all day and grocery shopping.

Yup, I did.

Because, really, it’s not so very difficult.

Wash melon and dry

Place on cutting board and get out your sturdiest knife. I am a big proponent of good knives … you don’t have to spend a fortune but certainly toss the dull knives … they are more dangerous than a good sharp knife, you know? (Costco is my source for these cool knives you see in my posts, $19.99 to $24.99 for the sets and I stock up when I see them to use as gifts).

Cut off both ends of the melon

Stand on end (stand on the larger end if not uniform in size)

Start cutting away the rind. It doesn’t need to be perfect unless that’s your thing 😉

Flip over to other end and finish up removing the rind

Cut in half

Cut in half horizontally (please be careful and go slow)

Cut through vertically and be amazed at the nice chunks of watermelon

Take a deep breath and say “ahhh, summertime…”

Now, we generally eat half NOW … just toss in large bowl and the other half goes in a ziploc bag and tossed in the freezer …. stick around a few days to see what we do with the frozen chunks 😉

How do YOU cut a watermelon? And do you buy the precut packages for convenience?

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12 thoughts on “Deconstructing a Watermelon

  1. I've never done it like that….but, that makes a lot more sense than my messy way 🙂 Thanks for showing me how to do it! I'm sure glad that you linked up at Together on Tuesdays 🙂

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  2. Genius way of cutting! I'm stopping by from Together on Tuesdays.ThanksAngiePS – I also wanted to invite you to hop on board the Great Blog Train (bloghop) – we are traveling to Quebec! http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2015/07/the-great-blog-train-31-giveaway.html

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  3. I've never even considered cutting a watermelon that way. And you are a genius. Stick around a few days to see what we do with the frozen chunks. Now almost everyone wants to know what you did with the frozen chunks. I thought freezing a water melon is one step away from throwing it in the garbage. Can you freeze watermelon? I can't wait to find out.I visited from Together on Tuesdays also.

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  4. You make it look so easy! You are right though it can be expensive buying them already cut up. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom see you next week.

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  5. Great post! It's silly to pay extra for pre-cut fruit. The other thing I like about cutting it yourself is that you can keep the rind and use it, too! I use it to make Watermelon Rind Soup and Gluten Free Watermelon Rind and Apple Pie Thanks for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I'm pinning and sharing it 🙂

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  6. I haven't tried freezing watermelon, I will try it next time, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

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  7. Nothing says summer like watermelon! Thanks for sharing at Waiting on…Wednesday! Hope to see you back tomorrow!Holly @ http://www.iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com

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  8. What a great tutorial, looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!Come Back Soon,Miz Helen

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  9. I've never cut a watermelon that way. I'm going to try it the next time we buy one.

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  10. Hey…another Florida blog! I love watermelon. I think we cut ours different each time. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday:-)

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  11. Catching up on my followed blogs and saw this! Can't wait to try this method since it looks SO much easier than what I was doing before! LOL

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  12. Nicely done!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at FTAF! I hope you'll come back next time! Pinned. 🙂

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