Recipes and tips from a mid-western Mom, Sister, Aunt and Grandma mixed with stories of family life and food shared and handed down from generation to generation upon request! My recipes are indexed on, Very Good Recipes.
Summer is here in Indiana and the watermelons are sweet. This is the second one we have had and both were as sweet and juicy as they can be! Somewhere, and I can't remember where, I saw the melon cut in a grid and tried it. The light bulb came on and "Why didn't I think of that?" flashed across my brain! You get an "icicle" of a slice of watermelon and a nice little square of rind to hold on to! Handy to pop into your mouth with little muss or fuss.
Just halve the melon. Place half cut side down and slice across one way at 1 1/2 (or thereabouts) inch intervals. Than repeat slicing the opposite direction. AND THERE YOU HAVE IT! Simple and ready to serve.
If I am making it ahead of time I store in an extra large plastic bag with the rind ends all pointing out away from the center of the bag. Easy as can be.