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Watermelon Bouquet

Watermelon Bouquet
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A fellow blogger left me a comment the other day asking me to please post about the watermelon bouquet pictured  at the top of my blog. I know that it is WINTER….and where I live here in chilly Utah you would be hard pressed to find a watermelon that tasted good and cost less that $7. However, some people are not drenched in chilly weather, and to you fine folks I say congratulations! I hope you are eating watermelon until your heart is content. I know I sure wish I was! Good luck to Shelly in sunny Floriday. I hope you get to make it this week!
Watermelon Bouquet
1 watermelon
1 cantaloupe
1 pineapple
1-2 pounds grapes
2 pounds of strawberries
shish kabob skewers (usually found in the produce section) 
green or red leaf lettuce
You can really use many combinations of fruit. Apples, bananas and pears will all turn brown after about 1/2 an hour, so I would leave them out!
1. Cut the watermelon in half, width wise. (across the longest side)
2. On a pretty platter, lay out the leaf lettuce so that the ruffly edges of the lettuce run along the edges of your platter. Place one of the watermelon halves red side down onto the platter and lettuce.
2. Take the other  watermelon half, carefully cut the rind off and chop the melon into 2 inch pieces. They don’t have to be exact, just approximately 2 inches.
3. Cut the rind off of the cantaloupe and pineapple. Cut into 2 inch pieces.
4. Wash the strawberries and cut the tops off. Slice each strawberry in half.
5. Slide the fruit pieces on to the skewers. Leave about 3 inches at the sharp end with out any fruit.
6. Stick the loaded skewers into the watermelon you have placed on the platter.
7. Serve with in an hour or two. If you leave it too long the fruit will get drippy.
                  
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22 Comments

  1. 1
    January 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing the Watermelon recipe. Even though it's January and I am not likely to find snowmen than watermelons, it's nice to have a reminder that summer will return.

  2. 2
    January 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I've always meant to make one of those watermelon bouquets. They always look so festive that you wouldn't even realize that you are eating healthy. LOL!

    Thanks for stopping by via SITS.

  3. 3
    January 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I wish I could put together that beautiful watermelon creation right now! But, I'll have to wait a few months. I just won a progresso giveaway on another blog! I'm excited to get it, I did not realize that it had so many cans of soup. Yay for me!

  4. 4
    January 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I love Progresso Soup. It is by far my favorite. It's healthy, tastes great and is filling. It's so easy to grab and go! I would love to win!

  5. 5
    January 20, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you so much for posting the watermelon bouquet directions. Now, my MIL will think she really has a treasure when I show up with something that looks this good.
    I like soup from a can because it is so less time consuming for me. Plus, I'm lazy like that. Hope you have a great day and thanks again for the instructions.

  6. 6
    January 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I have actually never tried a progresso soup, so this contest would be great for me! I am actually more interested in the jump rope…I havn't skipped around the house since I was 11. At that age I was a part of the “Jump Rope For Heart” It was just a fun class all the girls would get together and do dance routines with skipping mixed in! So if this qualifies me for the giveaway I'd love to try out Progresso and the wicked jump rope!

  7. 7
    January 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I love soup it's the easiest and fastes lunch. It's a great wat to get your veggies and meat on the go.Thanks progresso.

  8. 8
    January 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Canned soup is so convenient. I also like that you know how many calories are in it.

  9. 9
    January 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I just found out that Progresso has some soups that are so much lower in sodium than other canned soups. Hooray for Progresso! I love soup on a cold Utah day…

  10. 10
    January 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I love canned soups. I am a mom of 6. A volunteer for my church. A full time business partner with my husband. Need I say more. : D
    Okay…maybe I do.
    Canned soups are delicious, can be nutritious and SO convenient to use for any recipe!!!

  11. 11
    January 20, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Progresso soup is the closest to homemade that you can find. There are sooo many varieties and the light soups bar none are the best around. I have recently been working so hard on loosing a significant amount of weight. Watching salt and calorie intake is of HUGE importance on this quest to a healthier lifestyle. I eat Progesso soups atleast 3 times a week. They are tasty, VERY low in calories, filling and low in sodium. I live with a 99 year old who spends many days just not feeling up to par and getting her to eat is sometimes a challenge. I know that with Progresso she never will put up a fight, she will eat it without complaint. And with her blood pressure struggles the low sodium soup is a MUST for us!
    I love that Walmart will always honor the lowest price on progresso as well, cause then I can get it any time without hesitation!
    THANK YOU PROGRESSO for making my weight loss quest and keeping this Granny's blood pressure in check! Meg Gazaway- Gilbert, AZ

  12. 12
    January 20, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I love canned soup because it's comfort food — it's hot and filling, and good for you :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

  13. 13
    January 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Progresso Soups are great! Easy fast fix when you run out of time. And the whole family will eat them….

  14. 14
    January 21, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Oooh, I want to enter the Progresso soup giveaway. I love their soup!!

    And that watermelon bouquet looks so delicious…makes my mouth water just looking at it.

  15. 15
    January 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Canned soup is so fast and easy to prepare. I especially love using it when I'm sick or don't have time to cook a big meal.

  16. 16
    January 22, 2010 at 12:25 am

    we are a soup family…. have it at least twice a week, either for lunch (as it's fast and convenient) or for supper.

  17. 17
    January 22, 2010 at 2:18 am

    I love can soup for breakfast! It's healthy!
    I get my jump start from soup in the morning!
    Carla in California!
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

  18. 18
    Valerie Peterson
    January 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Jamie-

    I eat Progresso soup for lunch several days a week…especially in the winter months. I love it – especially the tomato soup! It's great with croutons in it. Speaking of soup, I made your chicken noodle soup recipe this week for dinner. It reminded me alot of a recipe I have from my sister's mother in law. Her recipe is very similar but a few differences you might be interested in trying. She simmers it with a couple of whole cloves as well as the bay leaf and then adds 2 cups of milk at the end to make it a bit creamier. I love the flavor the cloves add. Anyway, thanks for your great blog!
    Valerie Peterson

  19. 19
    January 24, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I love canned soup because it is a great food storage item, quick lunch or dinner fix, and definitely yummy/comfort food!

  20. 20
    January 24, 2010 at 4:42 am

    I love having a variety of canned soup on hand. It's great to heat up a couple cans of soup, add a sandwich or salad and you have a good healthy meal. Favorite is grilled cheese and tomato!

    Using canned soup gives me time to spend playing or working with the kids.

  21. 21
    August 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Great that you have many hands to make the process much less of an overwhelming process just to achieve beauty. What lucky kids you have. Really!

  22. 22
    July 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    What a fun idea, Jamie! This must have been a huge hit with the kids.

    We would love it if you linked up this recipe & any other kabob recipes you might have in our Get Grillin' event (it's kabob week). http://bit.ly/j9keva

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