Monday, August 1, 2011

National Watermelon Day, August 3rd, 2011

Yes, folks, Wednesday, August 3rd, is National Watermelon Day!

Our family always takes some watermelon to the beach.  Last time we had a good old fashioned seed spittin' contest! 

I wish I could say I was the one in the bikini, but that is my gorgeous niece!

Anyhoo - This fun fruit is 90% water and is full of vitamin C, lycopene, and antioxidants according to the USDA and can help keep you cool on a hot day. 

Here's a Paula Deen recipe for Watermelon salad which is very grown up with onion and feta cheese.  It sounds weird and yummy!  Here's another site with 10 more interesting watermelon recipes.  I think I will try the Aqua Fresca with watermelon and lime.

Happy spittin'!

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