Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jello Watermelon




I found a new use for watermelon rinds, actually there are a few things I'll share as the summer progresses, but this is the one we tried out today.

I like to think of it as a kind of recycling. In a round about way.

I have a little boy who adores watermelon. If I would let him, he would eat it all day long, every day. So it was no problem getting him to clean out one half of a little watermelon. We scraped it clear to the rind. Then we filled it with watermelon jello. one box per side. (Don't follow the directions on the box, it won't set up properly. You have to use only boiling water...don't use any cold water. ) Let it set until it's almost firm and then with a chop stick push in mini chocolate chips. (for the seeds!) let it set and then when it's ready cut it into pieces.

My kiddo liked to lick it more than eat it... but it was so fun to see his reaction to it.

3 comments:

Kara said...

Seriously. Could you get any more creative, and make the rest of us look a little more boring, please?

:)

Awesome idea!!

The Lucas family said...

Such a good idea!!

Louise said...

I LOVE this idea!! My kids are going to love this.