Monday, August 16, 2010

Christmas in August?? Best way to serve Watermelon



Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree..Of all the trees most lovely. Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree, la, la ,la, la....

Snap, Snap*** Oh man!! It's too hot to be Christmas!! With the summer heat at above 100'F, I am melting. Thank goodness for air condition. Maybe I am dreaming of cool and snowy Christmas. It will be my first Christmas in US this year and I am kinda looking forward to it.

So I wanted to share this easy and fuss free way of serving watermelon. I learned this neat tip when my good friend Tiffany brought this wonderful presentation of watermelon - perfectly sliced to a shape of a "Christmas Tree". Now, she brought this to my Christmas party last year in Malaysia and everyone gushed at what a beautiful idea it was. I thought I might share it on my blog nearer to Christmas but then it would be winter here then, do we even get watermelons?? Hmmm....

Well, Christmas is still a couple of months away. Watermelon is are so lovely during summer... the refreshing fruit is priceless during these hot summer months and a neat way to present them is something I could not wait to share.

The best thing about this presentation is that it it so easy to eat, no mess, no need to have watermelon juice running down your mouth, hands, shirts etc when you eat them.

Simple Steps :

Cut your watermelon into triangles. And then all you do is to cut off the stems at both left and right sides and just leave the middle part of the stem intact.



And Voila! You have a perfectly easy to hold watermelon (almost like a popsicle). Don't you think it is bursting with Christmas spirit? :) And so easy to just munch it down too.



You can have these cut in advance and just store it in the fridge. Just lay it down in a container. The stems will face slighlty upward and it is so easy to just pick it up.



There you go. I hope you like this neat tip to serve your watermelon. And your guests would most definitely marvel at this wonderful idea too.



Till December, while I wait for Jingle Bells, I would just enjoy my "Christmas Tree" inspired watermelon. Cheers!!

41 comments:

Anncoo said...

This is cute and I definitely want to try it now.
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Emily Malloy said...

So adorable, I melted!

Emily said...

What creative and fun way to eat watermelon!! Thanks for sharing.

p/s: I like your banner with the word "eat" in chinese. :D

Marisa said...

What a smart and fun way to serve watermelon. Love it!

~Lisa~ said...

So cute. My son would love this.

mysimplefood said...

Thanks all. I really hope you find this tip useful Thanks for dropping by :) Have a great week ahead!!!

mycookinghut said...

Definintely a creative way to eat watermelon!! :)

Anna said...

LOL... that's cute, very creative.

mysimplefood said...

mycookinghut - Thank you. Try it out. It's makes eatung watermelon really easy.

Anna - Thanks dear.

"pup" said...

Those are so cute!

Belinda @zomppa said...

So pretty AND practical!

mysimplefood said...

"pup" - Thanks for dropping by. Good luck on the cream cheese!

Belinda - Thanks dear. And yes they are really practical!! :)

Belly Good Cooking said...

Yum yum. I do eat a lot of watermelons nowadays. Really quench thirst especially in MALAYSIA too.

Mother Rimmy said...

Lovely presentation. Perfect for summer gatherings!

noobcook said...

yes, totally creative for Christmas, including the red and green colours. great idea :)

Becky said...

what an awesome idea ;)

Joanne said...

Aww these are so cute! I'll take Christmas in august, thank you very much!

Biren said...

These are really cute. What a great idea!

mysimplefood said...

Belly Good Cooking - Yup, we eat watermelon all year round in Malaysia. I wonder if watermelon is available during winter. Will find out in a few months :)

Mother Rimmy - Yes perfect in this summer heat :)

Noobcook - Please do so for your Christmas this year in SG. It is a nice touch.

Becky - Thanks dear.

Joanne - Christmas in August it is then :)

Biren - Thanks dear. Hope you like it.

Pam said...

What a clever way to serve watermelon.

homeladychef said...

Cute cute cute! Thanks for the inspiration, I want to eat the Christmas tree, it's way too hot in sg!

maameemoomoo said...

How adorable!!

My boys will go crawwzzee over this!

baking.serendipity said...

Too cute! I think I'm dreaming of Christmas and winter weather too! It's definitely been hot this August!

choi yen said...

It's more easier to handle & eat if cut like this :)

pigpigscorner said...

That's so cute!

tigerfish said...

I like this presentation and you can eat the watermelon like holding on to an ice-cream stick. Ingenious!

Cori said...

This is a marvelous and creative idea. I will definitely try it for Christmas (we have watermelon in December where I live...)

mysimplefood said...

Pam - Glad you like the idea.

Homeladychef - SG is hot but it's being in the oven here in Dallas :)

Maameemoomoo - Hope you boys will like it.

Baking.serendipity - I hope the heat will die down soon for some cooler weather.

Choi yen - You are right. It is so much easier to eat the watermelon. i cut it like this nowadays :)

Pigpigscorner - Glad you like it Ann.

Tigerfish - Thanks. I am glad you like it. It is really easy to hold the watermelon without the mess.

Cori - Thanks. Trust me, your guests at Christmas will be impressed. :)

lisa is cooking said...

The tree shape looks great, and it give you a nice handle. These are so cute!

Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron said...

This is so cute and what a genius idea!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

I think if there were room in the freezer I'd put the watermelons in there and make real watermelon popsicles!

By the way, House of Annie has moved to its own domain, http://www.houseofannie.com. I'd appreciate it if you changed the link in your blogroll to point to the new site instead of http://chezannies.blogspot.com. Thanks!

mysimplefood said...

Lisa - Yup, the handle is really a neat trick. Glad you like it.

Tanantha - Thanks. Thanks for dropping by too.

Nate & Annie - Great idea to freeze in the freezer as popsicles. Congrats on the new domain. Bookmarked done :)

Stella said...

Hey Ivy, this is really cute! I wanted a watermelon from whole foods the other day. My Mom didn't though. I'll remember this neat trick for next time I have one though...

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

What a great idea. Totally innovative... Reminds me of stick ice creams...

Chef Dennis said...

how cute is that!! I do love watermelon and I do love Christmas...thanks for combining the two!

mysimplefood said...

Stella - Watermelon is so good during summer especially if it is sweet. Do try this way of serving. U will love it!

Spoon & Chopsticks - Yeah - stick ice-creams :)

Chef Dennis - Thanks. Glad you like the idea!

doggybloggy said...

this is WAY TOO COOL - what a brilliant idea!

mysimplefood said...

DoggyBloggy - Thanks for yr compliments and thanks for dropping by my blog. Glad you like it!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

This is soooooo cute!! Great idea!

Prairie Story said...

BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT!!! What a crazy, cool idea!!
~Prairie Story ...care of Alison Zulyinak

mysimplefood said...

Ellie and Prairie Story - so glad you like the watermelon idea ;)

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