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Grilled Watermelon Salad

Sorry for the absence.  I just needed some time away to grieve for our Sasha.
I have been trying to work on a few things on my blog.  Adding Mailchimp for my newletters - posts, instead of Google's Feedburner. Boy, that can be a chore!

I wanted to share my Patriotic salad I made for the 4th of July.  This salad is great!  Healthy and so easy to make. Grilling the watermelon adds a different texture.....and yes....I cut out stars.
You can use any cookie cutter and get creative.

For dessert, I made 3 berry  individual cobblers.  I baked them ahead of time, so I wouldn't be running around trying to get everything together.  I had to use the star cookie cutter again to go with the theme.

Naturally I served vanilla ice cream with the cobblers.

My husband and I grilled Brats,  hot dogs and chicken kabobs.

Better late than never.  I want to thank each and every one of you for your heartfelt messages, hugs and cards. Thanks for being a reader of Life and Linda.  We all have our ups and downs.
I hope I have  MailChimp set up properly.  Let me know if you have any issues.

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  1. Festive plus!

    Love that you "starred" the watermelon..
    I want to make Queen Of Heart tarts.. kind of what you accomplished so well w/ your cobblers:)

    I guess we do have our ups and downs..yet some seem to never have them..

    what's up with that?

  2. That is an amazing concept, GRILLED watermelon salad! My friend, I hope all is well. I wish you a continued summer of peace and closeness with your loved ones. Anita

  3. Awww bless you, sweet Linda. Your grilled watermelon salad looks so pretty and I know, must taste fabulous. Your berry cobblers are equally pretty and I know your guests appreciated all your creativity.

  4. Oh, the Mail Chimp worked great, as I received my message this morning.

  5. OK, I guess I am dumb but how do you grill watermelon? Do you do slices then cut out the stars? The sald looks fabulous and I would like to try it! I am BIG on salads these days. Have a good weekend. XO, Pinky

  6. Hi again:) You know ..when I go to your email icon..I seem to have to log into Fcabeook..I am not a memeber.. need your email addy;)

  7. Your salad looks delicious!
    I wish you peace. Losing a family pet/member is so hard. Our Mikey left this world over a month ago, and I still have moments where I think he will pop around the corner when we drive up the driveway. So many memories. Remember those to help.

  8. I need a star cutout! I was looking for something fun for my apple pie and that would've been great! Looks like you had a nice 4th! I've never tried grilled watermelon but I hear it adds something nice to the flavor! The salad looks enticing and the berry cobblers look yummy!

  9. Mail Chimp is working because I received mine! This all looks so festive and fun!

  10. I knew you could grill peaches but had no idea you could also use watermelon. This looks SO yummy!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Good Afternoon!
    Well goodness this looks so festive, fun and tasty. I have grilled pineapple and it is wonderful so I and can just imagine how tasty watermelon is too. I am going to buy a few more cookie cutters in different shapes, so I can do exactly what you have done, it dresses everything up so much.
    I have been thinking of you and I am so glad you felt like doing a post-
    Mail Chimp works great!
    Hope your weekend will be a restful and pleasant one~

  12. You had a fun and festive 4th as I can see, Linda! Your star shaped fruit and cookies are so cool...I'll remember those cookie cutters...I have hundreds! We are on the same wavelength, I posted about grilling fruit today. Isn't it awesome? Let's spread the word!

    I know you are still grieving and will be for a long time. Know we wish you well. Peace if anything. My dogs are getting older (9 and 11) so I have a sort of Bucket List for them. Kind of simple---minimum 1 hour outdoors with ME per day. A piece of turkey as a snack at 4:00 sharp (and they know 4:00!). A few games of hide and seek around the house every week. Ice in their water bowl every day, a trip to Petco to sniff other dogs, a visit with cousins Tulo and Rusty. I keep adding and taking tons of pics. I hope this doesn't make you feel sad. I lost my best friend Shadow 11 years ago and regretted a lot. But he still had a great life. I just try to stay in the moment now. I hope you understand.

    Love and hugs...

    Jane x

  13. AnonymousJuly 18, 2015

    Hi Linda! You've been in my thoughts and hope your sweet heart is a little lighter now. What a hostess you are! The salad looks delish and the rest of the food too! I'm sure your guests love you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. I have two friends that grilled watermelon this week and I didn't even know you could do it - fabulous!
    Everything looks so lovely, Linda, and your friends are clearly having a blast :)
    Was so great connecting with you the other night. I'm glad things are getting a little easier. Lots of love to you, Wonder Woman. xoxo

  15. Hi Linda, your grilled watermelon salad looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing. Looks like everyone was having a wonderful time. Thoughts and prayers for you. Have a good weekend.
    Hugs, cm

  16. Wow . . . . Grilling watermelon ..... this is something I must try.

  17. Loving your blog, Linda!!

    You stopped by my blog earlier and I clicked over to say HI. I sub as well---cannot wait for more posts....beautiful blog!!
    God bless

  18. What a fun salad and patriotic menu Linda. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm iff to read more of your posts. I am behind on my reading!

  19. A delicious looking salad! The cobblers are cute too. I know everything was tasty and your guests enjoyed their experience.

    You're still in my thoughts and prayers. My boy is old and slowing down. I try so hard *not* to think of what's ahead. Need to stay in the moment ~



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