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Homemade Slurpee

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Who doesn’t love Slurpees!?!?!?  I know I do!  They remind me of junior high summers.  My mom would take me and my sister to get them of Friday mornings after we got up to go to an early morning church service.  I also always try to make it to 7-11 on Slurpee Day which, of course falls on July 11th, 7-11.

But now I’m an adult and I sometimes sort of try to be healthier.  I don’t know exactly what’s in a slurpee, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t qualify as real food.  But I still love them!  So I was really excited when I found an option that isn’t too terribly bad for me.

I start by getting the best sweetest, reddest watermelon the summer has to offer.  I dice into 1 inch cubes anyways for general consumption, but I also set aside a good amount of these cubes to be frozen.  Once they’re frozen, I add about 2/3 cup of frozen diced watermelon to a magic bullet cup.  I then add about 2/3 cup frozen strawberries.  I squeeze about two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice into the cup and add about two tablespoons of sugar.  I add water to fill the cup about half way, then I blend away.  What comes out is a refreshing, cool, icey that is the best slurpee alternative I’ve ever tried.

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I am a little behind on posting this, but I wanted to share anyway.  This last Easter, I found a fun pin on Pinterest that showed how to make a dessert version of an Easter classic, deviled eggs.  I was thrilled because they are beautiful, and who doesn’t love Jell-O!

I remembered that as a kid, my mom made some fun jello eggs out of some molds she had and I was happy to hear that she still had the molds.  They are available still on kraft.com and aren’t even too expensive.  I did have a couple failed attempts to get the molds open with breaking my jello eggs in half, but I learned that if I submerge the mold in near-boiling water for about ten seconds, they molds pop open easily enough.

Once I got the jello eggs out of the molds, I sliced them in half longways.  Just as you would if you were making real deviled eggs.  On the Pinterest post, they scooped a well out of the jello eggs to make a place for the cream filling.  I kept breaking my eggs when I tried to do this, so I decided to skip that step altogether.

In the end, I was quite happy with the way they turned out.  They were bright and fun and most importantly, yummy!  I think I may make them again some day!

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