Holy shit is it hot out. My brain is all fizzy, my hair is all frizzy, and my over all being is just blah. I am not a fan of super hot weather (as some of you may know) and am getting more pissy as the days go by and I continue to be a sweaty mess. I don't want to feel like a big wet slob, I want to feel fresh and clean and wear clothes that are not drenched in sweat. I know, bitch, bitch, bitch, but seriously. Even the world around me is wilting, and in the nice, colorful fall foliage kind of way. It's all crispy and brown. The garden is barely holding on, the flowers are shriveling in the ground, and a few plants are just plan dead. It's just too hot.
I think that only plus side of this past week of hot crap weather are these popsicles that I made. They were actually suppose to be a treat for the littles, but guess what, me and the mr ate them and didn't share, and no, I feel zero bad about it. They were so good, so refreshing, so cold(if only for a minute) and just so needed. A few minute reprieve from being miserably hot. And bonus, a great use of all the watermelon and tomatoes that I have taking over the countertops (I have so much watermelon and tomatoes)
And really, these probably (better freaking be) the last batch of popsicles for the summer so I think I am going to make another batch today, eat them, savor the flavors of summer, and move on from there.
. Maybe I'll even share them this time.
The stuff. Some watermelon*, a tomato, a handful of basil, and a lime.
*My watermelon had seeds, but you can use seedless. I also removed the green skin, but kept on as much rind as I could, although this particulate melon had very little white rind.
Dump the melon, tomato (cut in a few pieces, the juice of the lime and the basil into a blender. If your melon has seed, don't worry about removing them.
The stuff all blended up.
. This step is more necessary if you melon is seeded, straining the mixture pretty much caught most of the seed chunks. You can skip this if your melon is seedless.
Now pour the juice into your molds and stick into freezer to freeze.
After about 2 ish hours, remove and stick the sticks into the semi harder pops.
And a few more hours later…...Frozen goodness.
And pop one of those suckers out of the mold and savor every frozen delicious bite.
Happy Tuesday... DON'T MELT!
Tomato Basil Watermelon Popsicles
Make six 3.5 oz popsicles
- 1 ish cup watermelon (green skin removed.. rind is good)
- 1 large ripe tomato (about a cups worth)
- a few sprigs of basil
- Juice of 1 lime
Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine strainer into a bowl or jar and pour into popsicle molds.
Place in freezer for a few hours. About 2-3 hours in the freezer, take them out and stick in sticks (or fallow you popsicle molds instructions) Place back into freezer
Once completely frozen, remove from molds and eat with your mouth.