While I am not going to pretend that plain watermelon sprinkled with a little bit of salt can be improved upon, there does come a time, after your 8th or 9th watermelon of the season, that you start to think, "hmm, what else can I do with watermelon?" Watermelon paletas are a great choice -- just blend cold watermelon with a little simple syrup and maybe some mint and freeze in Popsicle molds. However, I was looking for a side dish rather than a dessert, so I went with watermelon, feta, and mint salad. There's no need for a recipe. It's just what it sounds like. Cubed watermelon, cubed feta and mint leaves. It's delicious. The saltiness of the feta mixes perfectly with the watermelon.
Moving on from watermelon: If you've stuck with me this far, you deserve a prize! And I have one!! I'm thrilled to be giving away a copy of Dinner: The Playbook, Jenny Rosenstrach's new book. Jenny's blog, Dinner: A Love Story, is one of my favorites. She and her husband, Andy, are an inspiration on the family dinner front. To win a copy of this fantastic book (read my review here), just comment with your favorite family dinner tip. It can be an easy recipe, a game, or a way to keep toddlers from smearing food all over their heads -- whatever stroke of genius you have to offer! Comments will be open until midnight, Tuesday, August 26th. I'll post the winner on Wednesday, August 27th! I can't wait to hear from all seven of you!! Good luck!
**Congratulations, Sue!! I love sneaking greens into my kids whenever I can! I'll mail you a copy of Dinner: The Playbook!**