Bathing suits, BBQ's, and backyard sprinklers, yup it is definitely summer. Yesterday we celebrated Memorial Day and checked the first thing of our Summer Bucket List
, make popsicles.
While shopping for supplies for our first BBQ we bought a very large watermelon, way bigger then I thought we would be able to eat for dinner. So the Bean helped me cut up the watermelon into little pieces to make some watermelon popsicles. I cut the watermelon off the rind and handed her some large chunks. She then used a butter knife to cut the watermelon into smaller pieces. Not only was this helpful to me but it was a great chance for her to practice using a knife in a way that didn't make me nervous. After she cut up all the watermelon, I put the chunks into the food processor with a few strawberries and some lemon juice, that was it. I contemplated adding a little juice or sugar but honestly they didn't need it. After pureeing I poured the mix into our popsicle molds and we stuck them in the freezer for a few hours. To say they were well received would be a huge understatement. The three little girls at our house polished off 5 popsicles in the matter of about 20 minutes. Since they were just fruit, I was happy to keep them coming and they were definitely happy to keep eating!