as a nurse i suppose i need to promote good nutrition.
and if you've hung 'round here a lot, that doesn't exactly happen seeing that there is a lot of sugar round these parts.
but today i am gonna talk about fruit!
watermelon to be exact.
my hubby loooooves watermelon.
did you know it's a 2 bite fruit?
yeah me neither but he cuts that sucker in half, puts it on a plate and goes to town.
i've never seen anyone eat watermelon like he does. and i get bloggy mad when he doesn't give me a chance at it first cuz he knows i would probably sculpture something out if it or turn it into a banana shape or something.
perhaps he is just helping me by giving me something less to think about when it comes to blogging seeing that i got a zillion ideas in my head about turning food into crafts and crafts into food or, or, or, whatever.
anyway, let's get back to fruit.
i even made a song about it.
you say how can i hold an entire watermelon in my hand?
you say you don't think i have giant hands or am strong enough to hold an entire watermelon in one hand?
and you're right again it's not really fruit after all.
you're right i failed again to perform my nursing duty to tell you about good nutrition.
it's a cookie.
much better than good nutrition right?
just don't tell my students and patients that...
anyway, let's see what i did.
i just grabbed small portions of the dough and eyeballed the size.
i figure if i needed more i'd mix more up.
then i put a blob in a ziploc bag and added the food coloring and squished it all up til it was all mixed together.
then i took a spatula and scraped the sides of the bag and put the colored blob in a bowl and started to work.
see, it's all very scientific really.
no that is not green bacon.
you've seen green eggs and ham before i know, but that is not bacon.
just pretend to make green bacon strips and you're all good.
i wanted to make BIG watermelons and mini watermelons just because i am weird.
so i used 2 different pans that you can't tell from the pics here but you will in the end product.
tada! they're done.
now i know watermelon cookies are not a new idea and they are all over the blog world and pinterest.
but these are different cuz they are decorated on the front and back with no frosting needed or royal icing since i have no clue how to make beautiful royal icing cookies.
i do however, know how to make colored blobs of dough fairly well.
now it's time to take them on a father's day summer picnic celebration.
what're those crazy ants doing in my watermelon?!?!?
well, i guess if the ants like them that makes them more tempting huh?
anyone have a giant hand to help me get rid of these ants then?