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Did your mom used to carve melon baskets when you were young? The memory of my mom’s melon baskets really stands out for me. In my younger self’s mind, nothing short of pure genius and magical talent could make something as cool as a watermelon basket. It was always the highlight of a summer get together when she brought out the melon basket. I’ve meant to carve one for many years, but have always been a too intimidated to even try. Recently, however, we were having a summer barbecue and I decided to try my hand carving one. It ends up that it wasn’t hard to do at all! The results were striking to look at, but even better to eat! Equally delicious was the frozen watermelon stars that I made to flavor our Minute Maid® Lemonade. Because what says summer more than watermelon and lemonade? And what better than lemonade that is made with the goodness of real lemons? Minute Maid Lemonade is the quintessential refreshing beverage with the great taste of a simpler time. And right now, you can buy any 2 Minute Maid or Sprite® 2 liters and save $1 off your watermelon purchase.
In order to carve the melon, I found it easiest to use a pencil to mark guidelines into the watermelon’s skin before making any cuts. (more…)