Make Father’s Day special by creating some creative ideas for Dad.

These are the ideas of the National Watermelon Promotion Boardwww.watermelon.orgThese (and other) will be a huge hit. To honor his love of outdoor activities, we made a basket that resembled a golf ball. It was made from watermelon rind and filled with watermelon balls. For Dad’s special day, there will be a savory chicken wings glaze to snack on.

Golf Ball WatermelonCarving


1 very small-medium round, seedless watermelon

Kitchen knife, paring knife

Large bowl and cutting board

Melon baller


Cool water to wash the watermelon, then dry it. Place the melon side-by-side on a cutting board and cut 1/4 of it.”-1/2″From the stem end. Do not cut too deeply into the white portion of the rind. This will provide a solid base.

Use the paring knife to cut 3″ to 4″The top of the watermelon should be a circular shape. To imitate the golf ball-shaped dimples, use the melon baller. The white under the rind can be exposed by using a kitchen knife. Cut not too deeply or the red flesh will be exposed. You want to make the ball look whiter than a golf ball.

It can be carved with a spoon. You can save the watermelon pieces for melon balls. Add melon balls to the tray and then decorate.

Chipotle Maple Citrus Watermelon Wings

Watermelon Glaze

2 cups watermelon purée

Get 3 fresh lemons to juice

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon chipotle pepper

Chicken wings and drumettes

2 cups of pineapple juice

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger

Fresh garlic minced in 3 cloves


Watermelon Glaze – Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook for 20 minutes or till sauce is thick.

Chicken: Place the chicken in an airtight zipper bag. Seal the bag. Let the chicken marinate in a large zipper lock bag for at least 2 hours. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours. Once the chicken is cooked, place it on a plate and drizzle the glaze.

Choose the Perfect Watermelon

1. Take a look at the watermelon. A firm, symmetrical watermelon should be free from any cuts, bruises, or dents.

2. It can be lifted up. It should be a large watermelon. Watermelon weight should be heavy considering that it is 92 percent water.

3. Turn it over. The underside should be a creamy yellow spot where it rested on the ground, and was sun-ripened.