Friday, November 5, 2010

Let me give you a tip

Maybe you already know this.  Maybe I should have known, but I didn’t.

So, in the interest of saving you, reader, some effort, planning, eventual disappointment, and mayhaps even a last-minute dash to the grocery store for a substitute fruit for your next MOPS meeting/potluck/get together/baby shower/whathaveyou…

There is no point in freezing watermelon when it is in season, thinking that when the cold days of fall and winter descend, you’ll be oh-so-happy to have a small taste of summer goodness still at your fingertips.  You won’t, trust me.

Because you can’t freeze and then thaw watermelon and expect it to remain firm.  It won’t.  It will, however, be the exact opposite of firm.  Which, in this case, is slime.

And that just doesn’t cut the mustard in the “lovely fruit platter presentation” category.


Watermelon in the trash at the curb; me, off to Kroger for a nice bunch of fresh – not frozen – grapes and berries.


Sara said...

I'm sorry. I laughed. ;) Now you know. *hugs*

Unknown said...

But you can put it in the blender and freeze it to make a lovely sorbet of sorts :) Sorry, that sucks.

D. Jean Quarles said...

LOL, good to know.

Amy in Pcola said...

Just checkin on you! Hope all it well in your neck of the woods!