I Would Have Blogged…

…but I’ve been too busy stressing out over the College World Series. The Bulldogs lost to UCLA tonight in the first game of the finals, but I’m hopeful that tomorrow night will be a different story. And if the ‘Dogs want to score 18 to 20 runs just to make a statement, that will be fine by me.

Anyway, there’s no way that I’m going to be able to string sentences together until I get all of this baseball out of my system, but I did want to share a life-changing bit of information that Sister and I learned in Starkville this past weekend. Here it is.

Slice some seedless watermelon about 1/4″ thick.

Sprinkle feta cheese and chopped mint on top of the watermelon slices.

Marvel at the magic of the unexpected flavor combinations.

Resist the urge to slap your mama.

Several people mentioned on Twitter today that a little balsamic vinaigrette is an excellent addition to this combo, so I’ll be trying that tomorrow. We had the watermelon as an appetizer in Starkville – it was cut into cute little circles with a biscuit cutter – but today I just chopped up watermelon, put it in a bowl, and treated it like a salad. DELICIOUS.

Anyway, I’m going to try to get some sleep now. It’s late, and I need to wake up early and work on my curve ball.

Oh, I kid.

Go ‘Dogs.

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  1. On behalf of the entire UCLA alumni, I apologize for crushing the ‘Dogs dream.

  2. I second the balsamic and throw in some baby arugula. My fave summer salad EVER

  3. Don’t work on your curve ball, Sophie, work on your ” hitting with men in scoring position”! The leaving people on base last night was the killer. Hopeful for a better result tonight. SEC!

  4. Debra D. says:

    While I am a die-hard Seminole, I am rooting for your ‘Dogs! Hope they take the big “W”!

  5. It’s a new day my friend! A NEW DAY. But I’m totally with ya on the if they want to score 18-20 runs. As long as the other team has less! What a magical season it’s been. I’m not ready for it to be over. 2 more games!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I love watermelon and feta. I usually add a drizzle of honey, too. A perfect summer lunch.

  7. Megan G says:

    If you are ever in Jackson, MS you should eat at Walker’s because YUM, but they also have my most favorite salad ever. The Watermelon salad. Its basically what you described add candied pecans because why not. And now I am ready for lunch. Cheering for State tonight!

  8. Some chopped tomato is also a fantastic addition! I just add a dash of balsamic vinegar, no fancy vinaigrette necessary!

  9. You make me smile! I will definitely be checking out the watermelon combo:).

  10. Two questions about last night’s game:
    ** why can’t we score?
    **what’s with the open shirts? I bet they heard from their mamma’s!

    GO DAWGS!!@!!!!!

  11. First, I loved your book!
    Watermelon salad has turned me from a no like girl to an oh, yes! I like it with feta, a little red onion, and poppy seed dressing. I’m thinking of adding those sugared pecans now too that Megan suggested. We’re having it for dinner because I forgot to buy lettuce! Mall shopping not grocery shopping today, oops!

  12. Balsamic on sweetened strawberries is delicious, too!

  13. This sounds positively delish… will definitely try this next weekend.

  14. I am LOVING your book!!!! I have laughed & I have cried …
    Growing up in the south (thank you, Lord), I can identify with your stories so much….

  15. We were pulling hard for the ‘Dogs. Sounds like they had a great season!

  16. MemeGRL says:

    This is apropos of nothing but I have to thank you, and publicly, for introducing us to the Justin Case books. Justin is a treasured friend to my boy and the books are in constant rotation around here. They were the right book at the right moment for us and so please pass on my thanks to your young reader. His endorsement (and yours) has brought hours of joy to us. Happy summer and if you find any new awesome books, do share!