Happiness is a cold watermelon on a hot summer day.Unknown
Late July and early August is the peak of summertime heat, sometimes shockingly hot with humidity, depending upon the part of the country you’re in. Heat bears down on you from the intense white-hot rays of the sun, and the humidity makes it hard to breathe. These are the days when simply walking to your car causes perspiration to surface on your forehead, your cheeks, and the bridge of your nose, which starts to run down your face. No one really looks good in this heat. It’s just that hot!
All this heat makes us grasp for anything refreshing, even cold water feels like the greatest luxury on earth. These are the best days for a cold watermelon. In whatever form you enjoy, it is pure happiness.
I looooove watermelon. For me, it’s truly one of the most refreshing treats to enjoy during the summertime. It makes me feel like a kid again, sitting on the front stoop eating watermelon straight off the rind, juice running down my face and onto my top. Simpler times, for sure.
As with other summer fruits, watermelon has many health benefits. Some of the perks are:
Watermelon makes me even happier knowing I’m eating good food that is also good for me.
All of these recipes are super easy with few ingredients. Low on time, and high on cool, colorful refreshment!
Sharing recipes is another one of my favorite things, so I hope you’ll enjoy some of these eating and drinking summer beauties.