Monday, August 18, 2008

Missing melons for breakfast

I was so spoiled while on vacation. I started out everyday with a run/walk on the beach, and then I cooled off on the balcony with an entire melon to myself. Yum-O!

It's such a treat to be able to just sit down with a bowl full of melon, especially when you use the melon as your bowl (I think nature planned it that way). Just grab a spoon and eat :-)

I was lucky to have a variety of melons from the farmers market nearby. Sometimes I ate cantaloupe or honeydew, while other days I opted for a personal size watermelon, like a Sugar Baby or this yellow flesh variety (pictured below). Those were the best.

In my opinion, local melons have the most wonderful flavor. They are also very economical. The lady who sold me the yellow watermelons, priced them at 3 for $5. She also charged me $2 for the honeydew, and tossed in an extra ripe one for free.

The freebie melon was ginormous. It was nearly the size of a traditional oblong watermelon (okay, maybe not as big, but I said "almost"). I got a deal, since it needed to be eaten that day, which my mom and I had no problem with doing. It was amazing.

So, I guess I did eat more than my share of melon last week. It probably is time for a change. I had plums for breakfast today, before heading over to Jacob's new school for orientation. He starts kindergarten on Wednesday.

Maybe I'm just sad that vacation is over. I go back to work tomorrow. At least I have a lot of memories to share, and there is always time to make more :-)


HiHoRosie said...

wow, you got really great deals! I have yet to try the yellow watermelons but have seen them in my local grocery store. Awesome memories for sure.

shannonmarie said...

I guess I got lucky. The yellow ones were the best. You have to try one.