Since Logan was a toddler, we have loved to cook together. But sometimes, I get so lazy, and we go for a few weeks without making a mess in the kitchen. Yesterday, before heading to the pool, I found this awesome, fun dessert from Weelicious.com (and it required no cooking, woo hoo!) so we decided to make it for our family 4th of July BBQ.
Now, while Catherine and her kids from Weelicious tend to have an easy time in the kitchen, our experience is a little different. No matter how simple I think a recipe is, I always run into a snag. Whether its from her website, a cookbook, a friend, anywhere. Something ALWAYS goes wrong. It doesn’t fail.
I thought this fun recipe, which involved putting blueberries, watermelon and marshmallows on skewers (we added the marshmallows for the red, white and blue effect) would be real simple and problem free. Until, we got this thing home.
And then I had to cut it.
We eat watermelon all the time, but it’s just the two of us, so I normally buy the halves or quarters. After I made two cuts, Logan started sighing.
“Are you done yet, Mom? I want to make the fun dessert.”
“I know sweetie, but first I have to cut this into disks.”
“I know, but I’ve been waiting forever.”
“It hasn’t even been five minutes!”
“It feels like 100 years!”
I glare at him. “The more you bother me, the longer it will take.”
Finally, I got the damn thing cut, although the disks weren’t exactly even, which meant it was tricky to cut enough shapes out that we needed. But we plowed ahead.
At first, Logan was super serious, concentrating very hard on getting the blueberries and marshmallows on.
Then, the more marshmallows we ate, (one for the stick, two for Logan, one for the stick, two for Logan), the sillier things got.
This was his masterpiece.
And this was our end result.
Hope you all have a happy 4th!!