Okay y’all… I’m sitting here listening to my little guy scream bloody murder, because it’s bedtime and he has decided that sleeping is no good for him. The 15 month sleep fighting stage is TOUGH. My heart literally fills like it’s being squeezed from the inside. Yesterday, he was finally able to go down with just a simple kiss and “night night.” Now, it’s completely changed! The worst part? Hearing him between cries telling his daddy, “All done.” As if BEGGING us to put him out of his misery and let him sleep in bed with me for eternity. With that being said, I apologize if my post is a bit scattered…
I’m still trying to finish all these watermelons that were brought home from my husband. I have watermelon coming out of my ears! GAHH! Oh, and to top it off. He came home yesterday with a “surprise.” Guess what it was? 2 MORE WATERMELON! My stomach churned. You’ll have to endure a few more recipes! I have to admit that I’m enjoying the new recipes. Plus, the boys are happy so what is there to complain about?
When thinking of homemade ice cream, some people get VERY intimidated by it. Like, it’s super hard to make. I have news for you…it’s not! It’s actually SUPER easy to do. I made this watermelon sherbet for a neighborhood block party. The neighbors had root beer floats and 7- Up floats. While I, (the pickiest eater in the WORLD) just had a cup of sherbet. It was a hit!
6 cups of watermelon chopped up
1 cup vanilla yogurt
- Lay the watermelon side by side on a baking sheet and put in the freezer about 6-8 hours.
- Once watermelon is frozen, take 1 cup of vanilla yogurt and put into the bottom of a blender.
- Take half the frozen watermelon and put it into the blender. (see note below)
- Blend up nicely, and add the second half of the watermelon.
- That’s it, enjoy! If wanting to freeze it for later, I set out in my fridge about an hour and a half before the party. That way it wasn’t rock solid. I will say, the rock solid icy flavor was a favorite for my 1 year old. So, to each their own.
*I used our Vitamix blender and it worked beautifully. If you have a cheaper blender, try doing a third of watermelon at a time or using a food processor.