Monday, June 21, 2010

Messy Monday -- How to cut a watermelon

The winners of my ad spot giveaway are Lanie Ree from Life in the Pitts and Morgan from Meet Virginia.  Send me an email ladies and we'll get your buttons up!

Since today is the first day of summer, I thought I would show you how to cut a watermelon.  This can definitely make for a Messy Monday, but I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.  I can cut an entire watermelon in about 5 minutes and the mess in minimal.

How to cut a Watermelon
  • watermelon
  • long sharp knife
  • shorter sharp knife
  • cutting board
  • large bowl
  1. Gather your supplies
  2. Cut watermelon in half and then in half again
  3. Now comes the fun part.  We're going to cut a grid into each quarter.  Follow the pictures to see where to cut.
  4. After your grid is cut, flip each quarter over and dump the pieces into the bowl
  5. using your shorter knife, cut along the edge of your grid and cut off the rest of the watermelon.  It should look like this when you're done.
  6. There you have it...a bowl full of watermelon and a much smaller mess!
What have you done for Messy Monday?  Link it up!!

Here are the rules:
1.  link up the actual post, not the address to your blog.
2.  Grab the Messy Monday button and post it on your blog somewhere.


3.  Go see what everyone else has done and leave them some comment love!!

I'm also linking to these sites, so go check them out!
• Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
• Market yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
• Making the World Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter
• Anti-Procrastination Tuesday@ New Nostalgia
• Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition
• Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
• We Did it Wednesday @ Sew Much Ado
• Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
• Strut your stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
• Favorite Things Friday @ A Few of my Favorite Things
• Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
• Home and Family Friday @ Home is Where my Story Begins


Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Aren't seedless watermelons wonderful! Thanks for letting us show off our projects at your party! Rory

The Oxford Family said...

Love the tip! I always cut mine in a pan so the juices can't run off the edge!

Al said...

Thank you for hosting and sharing the watermelon

Meet Virginia said...

Sarah! No way I can't believe that I won! Thanks so much and thanks for hosting and for the tips on cutting watermelon!!


Meet Virginia!
Meet Virginia!!
Meet Virginia!!!

Robyn said...

You make it look so easy...sure wish I'd have had these directions on Monday when I had to cut a watermelon at work. When I got finished with it, it looked like someone had ran over it and said "here ya go"....Bahahaha! come visit me sometime!

Teena said...

my husband loves watermelon in the summer, thanks for showing us a better way to cut it up! Happy Transformation Thursday <3