Boozy (or not) Watermelon Stars
I have a confession to make.
I stole this idea from my friend Tori. She is the genius behind The Shiksa In The Kitchen. And if you watch the morning news, anywhere in America, there is a chance she cooked up something special on your TV. She is a big hit in New York and San Francisco especially, but can you blame them? She’s gorgeous, smart and nicer than you could ever expect.
Even when the inevitable day comes when she gets her own cooking or travel show, she will be the girl who sits in the airport terminals between flights and answers your cooking question via twitter, because she’s that nice.
We met over crayons and wide ruled paper in Mrs. Newets 4th grade class room. We lost touch when I moved to Eastern Washington, because we are both older than the internet, but met up again through blogging. Which is one of the reasons I love blogging. And why I love when my friends in the computer, become real life humans who call me on the phone and invite me to have lunch with Mario Batali.
I’m going to show you how to make these watermelons into stars for that I Heart America holiday that is rapidly approaching, but you’ll have to go over to her blog to find out how to put booze in them
Make sure you do, because whats more American than produce and booze? Good Bless the USA.
Go check out: Tori’s Watermelon Mojito Pops!
1 medium sized watermelon
14-18 large blueberries
6 inch wooden skewers
Cap to a Chapstick tube
Slice the watermelon into 1 inch rings.
Lay the rings on a flat surface and cut out as many stars as you can with a Star shaped cookie cutter. You should be able to get two or three stars out of each ring. If the stars are too fat, cut them in half width wise to make two thinner stars. Be sure to reserve the watermelon "scraps."
I know this is a little skeevey, but bear with me, use the cap to a Chapstick tube to cut out a hole in the center of your star. It’s odd that I’m asking you to go find a tube of Chapstick to add to your kitchen equipment, but if you are anything like me, you have handfuls of those things in every drawer and purse in your house.
Just push the cap all the way through the center of the star. The hole is the perfect size for a large blueberry.
Place a blueberry in the hole in the center of the star.
Press a six inch skewer into the watermelon and through the blueberry.
Go to Tori’s site and she will tell you how to turn these suckers into boozy treats!
What to do with all those leftover Watermelon scarps: