Last month, the USDA released its new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the new recommendations include a stronger push to get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. That’s great news for me, because, depending on whom you ask, watermelon can be both a fruit and a vegetable.
The new guidelines from the Department of Ag also recommend limiting the average American’s sodium intake to 2,300 mg a day (1,500 mg a day for at-risk people). That’s bad news for me because, as my wife will tell you, I loooove salt. I put it on everything – twice – except for watermelon, but more on that in an entry next week.
If you win this month’s prize – the BBQ Picnic Watermelon Salt & Pepper Shakers pictured above – try to go easy on the salt (for now, I’m guessing the pepper is okay). I’ll choose one comment from all the comments left on the blog this month to win this prize. Also, don’t be thrown by the “BBQ Picnic” part of the prize’s name. You have my permission to use these shakers around the house for everyday meals with everyday guests or even fancy meals with fancy guests.