A friend asked me the other day what my plans were for this weekend. My response “I don’t know, just trying to make it through a day at a time.” Pretty much the motto of any stay-at-home-mom I presume. And then I started thinking… Why did she ask all of us our plans? Ummm, because it’s Memorial Day weekend! Duh! I had no idea… Holidays don’t exist for moms unless it’s a kid free vacay.
So in honor of this honoring holiday, thank you to all that fight for my freedom every single day- God Bless You! I have come up with yet another unique way to devour the delicious, traditional summer fruit of WATERMELON!!! My mint plant was not a thriver, it must’ve gotten a virus or something and is pretty much dead, but my basil? It’s gone nuts! My go-to with watermelon has always been mint, but not today folks. We’ve got a wild blend going on up in here that will make your tastebuds sing with refreshing confusion- ha!
Whatever your plans are, stay safe! We were going to go to our little local beach off the lake, HOWEVER, a 5′ alligator was sited within the roped off children’s area that the Army Core believes is nothing to be alarmed or worried about. WHAT??? For one, who is putting alligators in Dallas lakes? For two, are you serious? Don’t be alarmed? We’ll be at the neighborhood pool thank you very much. I will not be feeding my children as live bait to alligators this weekend.
- 1/2 Seedless Watermelon, chopped
- 2 Cups Chopped Jicama*
- 3 Limes, juiced
- Trader Joe's Chile Lime Seasoning Blend, to taste
- 3 Tbsp Basil, ribboned**
- Chop up 1/2 a watermelon and the 2 cups of jicama (I bought the jicama already cut into sticks at Trader Joe's, super convenient, and chopped those up in like 2 seconds), and put in a large serving bowl.
- Squeeze the juice of 3 limes into the bowl of fruit and mix.
- Sprinkle desired amount of the Chile Lime seasoning over the mixture while continuing to incorporate the blend into all of the fruit.
- I used scissors to ribbon the basil and put on top.
- Give it a stir right before serving.
- *I got jicama already sliced into sticks at Trader Joe's.
- **Scissors are the perfect 'ribboning' tool.