Watermelon is one of those fruits I avoid buying because it’s enormous, difficult to carry to the car and requires a good bit of time to prep. How lazy am I?
I occasionally buy those grocery store fruit salads knowing damn well that they are overpriced and that they were created as way to use up fruit that is just about to go bad and still make money off of it. I’m on to you, food industry.
Anyway, my laziness usually gets the better of me and I go for the fruit salad. Not this time, though. And never again. With summer coming to a close I felt the need to hold onto it for dear life by snagging my first and last whole watermelon of the season. How sad is that?
I paid $5 for what was probably an 8 to 10-pound watermelon. The beast yielded about 20 cups of watermelon chunks. I usually pay $6-7 for a measley 4-5 cups of slimy, almost-expired watermelon, pineapple, strawberries and like 3 grapes. Never again.
I had two of these 8-cup mixing bowls overflowing with watermelon plus another tupperware container for breakfast PLUS I had to finally just throw some away PLUS I probably ate 30 chunks while cutting.
It did probably take me about 30 minutes to get the entire thing cut up. But it was worth it. Plus, Stew got a nice action shot of me waving around an 8-inch knife.
And I got some lovely shots of Stew with a big watermelon smile…
…and making a big watermelon mess.