Its hot. Like 96 degrees and humid hot. This morning I stepped out of my car and was met my stuffy air. Don’t you hate stuffy air?
It does nothing good for these locks I spend hours on to make pretty. Its rude for humidity to find humor in making my hard work go flat. Literally.
What do you do when it is hot out? I love my pool time, margarita, or sweet tea- whichever you prefer. I’m from the South- so both are acceptable when it is 110 degrees.
One of my most favorite things is laying by the lake with a huge wedge of watermelon in hand, juices running down my chin and both arms with each bite.. and I could literally careless due to the fact that the lake is 5 feet from my toes, and this melon juice is nothing a quick dip couldn’t take care of.
First signs of summer came with the arrival of large bins stocked full of watermelon in my grocery store. I strategically- well, probably with less grace than a normal person would, weighed out each melon in order to choose the heaviest, then tap*, tap*, tap* to check out the sound- a hollow thump is what I’m looking for
I came home with a seemingly perfect watermelon. I couldn’t wait to cut into it! Four large containers- and one full belly (cut a few cubes, taste, cubes, and taste again..) I had watermelon overload taking up the majority of my space in the fridge. What was I going to do with all this watermelon!!??
I have watched Giada make granita over and over- both boozed and non-boozed. It always looked so yummy, but with too much effort. You think? I Saturday morning I watched her make a Strawberry Granita with some sort of citrus liquor mixed in. I’m thinking Watermelon Granita? Sounds right up my alley- and gives me a GREAT reason to use up some of this summer fruit.
While I only thought I was the genius that came up with this.. Cooking Light helped me out a tad with measuring with their recipe I adapted this one from.
This was delicious- and so refreshing. Something I will forsure be repeating for the coming steamy days of summer. When I say steamy- thats no joke.. it is halfway to miserable on occasion here in Texas. BUT- I think I’ve found a contender in the attempt to beat the heat!