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Perfect for summer! Watermelon Lime Mint Sorbet from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Before seedless watermelons were as popular as they are now, kids used to stand in the backyard behind an imaginary line spitting watermelon seeds as far as they could. I was never a seed-spitting contest winner, but I enjoyed the summer ritual nonetheless. Sometimes I wonder if kids still have these little competitions, or if it will forever be just a fond memory.

Perfect for summer! Watermelon Lime Mint Sorbet from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Watermelon has always been a summer fruit that carries feelings of nostalgia. There’s always a wedge of bright red watermelon in the smiling face of a child during the humid months of late summer, and there’s always leftovers being bundled in plastic wrap and shoved in the fridge next to leftover potato salad from the last picnic.

Perfect for summer! Watermelon Lime Mint Sorbet from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

But what about us? What about the adults? Sure, we all love a juicy watermelon wedge from time to time, but many of us would rather enjoy the ripe summer fruit in a way that didn’t stain our favorite tank tops with pink drippings.

Perfect for summer! Watermelon Lime Mint Sorbet from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

I love making watermelon sorbet because it celebrates seasonal ingredients in an unexpected way. Most people have tried berry or mango versions, so using watermelon gives sorbet an updated twist. It’s perfect for an afternoon snack, a cool after-lunch treat or a refreshing after-dinner dessert for a party.

Perfect for summer! Watermelon Lime Mint Sorbet from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

In the recipe below, we added mint and lime to the watermelon to give it a vibrant and refreshing punch. We also tried substituting other herbs (like rosemary, thyme and basil) and other citrus juices (like lemon and orange) to create interesting layers of flavor. Everyone had a different favorite, but the rosemary-mint-lemon combination was very popular.

Perfect for summer! Watermelon Lime Mint Sorbet from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Watermelon Lime Mint Sorbet
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
6 mint leaves
4 cups seedless watermelon, cut in chunks
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
Instructions
Bring water, sugar and mint leaves to a boil over high heat in a medium saucepan to make a simple syrup. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Remove mint leaves and discard. Refrigerate until cold.
Place simple syrup, watermelon pieces and lime juice in blender jar.
Blend until smooth.
Pour mixture into ice cream maker and churn until frozen. For a firmer sorbet, spoon into a container and place in freezer until firm.
Notes
You can vary the fresh herbs used with the watermelon. Our testers loved a combination of mint and rosemary.
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Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 Are you tired of the same baked chicken dish week after week, but don’t know how to change things up without spending a ton of time, money and effort? We completely understand. It’s easy to fall into a family dinner rut when we feel rushed, tired or uninspired. It’s simple, but interesting, and that’s why this chicken satay with peanut sauce is the perfect recipe to share. The chicken can be grilled on your outdoor or indoor grill, and the peanut sauce comes together easily while it’s cooking. Serve it with rice and veggies and for a complete meal that just might find it’s way into the recipe rotation.

 Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach 

Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
3/4 cup plain yogurt
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup hot water
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
Instructions
Place chicken, yogurt, curry powder and garlic in a large zipper bag. Press air out of bag; seal. Gently shake bag until mixture is combined. Refrigerate 3 hours.
Soak wooden skewers at least 1 hour.
Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE).
Drain skewers. Remove chicken pieces from bag; thread onto skewers.
Grill chicken covered, 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear and meat is no longer pink.
Stir peanut butter, soy sauce, hot water, green onion, lime juice, sugar, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Serve with chicken.
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