Thursday, August 4, 2011

Watermelon Sailboats

This was a fun recipe to make with the kids (and tasty too!) Very healthy with just the right amount of amusement to entice the kiddies :)

Watermelon Sailboats


1 watermelon, seedless
1 quart fresh blueberries, rinsed and picked over for stems and leaves
2 cups Grape Nuts or similar breakfast cereal


Cut a 3 inch by 3 inch square log about 6-8 inches long from the center of the watermelon by cutting off the sides and ends of the watermelon to create such a shape (Use the unused watermelon for slice and snack or puree flesh for a drink)

Slice the log into 3/4 inch thick squares. Cut the squares diagonally to form right triangles.

Puree the blueberries. Spread the blueberry puree on a serving platter imitating a pond or lake. Sprinkle the cereal around the edge of the blueberry puree like sand or pebbles at the "water's" edge. Float the triangles of watermelon upright on a short side like sailboats on the water moving in the same direction. Add a toothpick with a blueberry for the flag on the sailboat. Serve immediately. Servings 4-6.

*I didn't have Grape Nuts around, but did have dry oatmeal. Sprinkle it around like sand. When you go to eat it, swipe the watermelon through the blueberry puree and then the oatmeal...delicious!!

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