Watermelon basil pops

I made two popsicle recipes for a story recently, and I thought I’d share this one with you because it’s so easy. And they’re really good!

The hardest part was tracking down a popsicle mold. Even though it’s still hot, everyone is moving to their fall inventories.

The one I ended up with is a little dorky, but I did learn that you can make adult-looking popsicles in shot glasses.

The original recipe called for cilantro, but since I had a basil tree growing in my side garden, I decided to switch out the herbs.

Watermelon-Basil Pops
adapted from Self Magazine

3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
4 basil leaves

1. Dump all the ingredients into a blender and pulse to combine. You might need to stir the mixture a little at first.
2. Pour the watermelon puree into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3 hours. If you have trouble releasing the pops, dip the mold in warm water first.

Unfortunately, the pulp kind of sank to the bottom, giving these a kind of Bomb pop appearance, but they still tasted really good.

World’s longest receipt

This is the receipt I got yesterday at Michael’s. I knew when I got the 25% off your entire order coupon via e-mail that I was going to use that opportunity to purchase as much as I possibly could for the wedding. So I loaded up a monster of a cart, and then watched as the computer took $60 off my total. Oh yeah.

I like to see this kind of thing.

I still need to buy a few more things, but I crossed a LOT off my list.

I also noticed (after my spree) that they had a bunch of Martha Stewart photo books on clearance. I think they had the big ones down to $11.99. So I might go back and get one for the wedding and/or honeymoon. I used one for my Mediterranean photos, and it worked really well.