You know the saying when life gives you lemons…. make lemonade.
Well, when your neighbor gives you a gigantic watermelon….make watermelon jelly!
I had never made watermelon jelly, but I did hold a state title back in the day for mayhaw jelly.
In high school, I competed with girls across the state demonstrating my mad jelly making skills.
And I kicked booty.
At jelly making.
Saying that out loud makes me giggle so hard.
I sort of thought I was inventing watermelon jelly. However, a quick search on the Internet proved that I did not in fact invent watermelon jelly.
The great thing about converting your leftover watermelon into jelly is that it takes very few ingredients.
Chopped up watermelon, some lemon juice, sugar, and a box of Pectin.
And with a little bit of fabric and raffia, you can thank your neighbor for the watermelon….with a sweet watermelon treat.
I had plans of photographing the process for you, but I totally got sidetracked with the whole boiling watermelon and constant stirring.
So, here’s the site that I used for step by step instructions:
Watermelon jelly is a very faint tasting jelly. Don’t expect something as strong as say, strawberry jelly but for a light, sweet tasting biscuit topper- it’s worth a try.
PS: Still working out a few things with the new blog design, but is it cheerful or what?