On behalf of 4th of July week and family traditions, Watermelon is the food word of the day.
Watermelon- The large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice.
Watermelons are one of my favorite summer foods (maybe of all time). I enjoyed this watermelon on the 4th of July.
Watermelon makes me think of my grandparents. They are the reason I am so crazy about the fruit. We always eat it when I visit in the summer. They know how to pick good ones, too.
At 9 a.m. my grandpa will say, “let’s go eat watermelon.” We will go out to the fridge in the garage and grandma will cut up the watermelon into fourths. We will sit outside in chairs and eat as much as we want. Buck, the old yellow lab used to eat the leftover rinds. Those were the best times.
Nonetheless, it’s a tradition in that same family to eat watermelon and fried catfish on the 4th of July, and sadly, I didn’t make it home to indulge. However, my grandparents sent me back with a nice one before I left the farm on Sunday (above).
I am glad it tastes pretty good. I am also thankful there will be more to come. Hopefully my watermelon tapping skills aren’t too rusty.
Do you have a favorite, traditional summer food? Agri-Word would like to hear from you and you might just be featured in an upcoming “Food Feature Friday.”