Friday, August 22, 2014

watermelon . . . and a lobster!

 


I'm so bummed that it's taken me so long to share this fun and easy Summer food idea with you . . . watermelon lobsters!

I bought a lobster cookie cutter in May, just so that I could use it to cut lobsters out of watermelon rounds . . . and they came out so cute! Kids love them, too. 





I made watermelon lobsters for almost every Summer gathering we hosted this year.

They make a great addition to any picnic or BBQ.

I've served them on a white platter, with a few scattered home-grown strawberries . . . and on a bed of frozen blueberries. Both ways look attractive . . . and are a festive addition to any Summer table!


 


preparation
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Cut watermelon in half, then cut into disks that are at least 1-inch thick
Using cookie cutter, slowly press down through the watermelon to cut out shape.
*The lobster arms tend to be more fragile, so be careful when removing the watermelon from the cookie cutter.
Display on a bed of frozen blueberries, or on a platter. 
Add chocolate chips for eyes (see photo below), optional
Enjoy!
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Cut the extra pieces of watermelon into cubes and serve in a bowl








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40 comments:

  1. So cute! I bet these get eaten very quickly! :)

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  2. Those are awesome Suzanne!! I have that same cutter, now I just need a watermelon. ;)

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  3. Seriously. Your Watermelon Lobsters are the cutest things ever! Makes me want to get out our cookie cutter and go buy a watermelon. ;)

    Thanks so much for sharing on Show-Licious!
    ~ Ashley

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  4. Too stinkin' cute.

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  5. Ha, cute! How many lobsters suffered injuries in the making of these? Those arms look quite delicate.

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  6. I love this idea. I would have never thought of using a cookie cutter to cut out shape for a watermelon. I bet the kids love them.

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  7. They are so cute!! I can't wait to make them.

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  8. Fabulous idea and oh, you just got me in the mood for watermelon! Definitely buying fresh tomorrow... :-)

    Lory at Designthusiasm

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  9. Marvelous idea!!!!!!!!

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  10. Kids and watermelon = a lovely sticky treat :-) They would be tucking into these for sure!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

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  11. Love this! I think I'll try a few different shapes and cookie cutters. Thank you!
    I saw your post via http://writtenreality.com/motivation-monday-week-105/

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  12. Fabulous!! My son loves water melon so I'll have to try these for him! Thanks x

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  13. These are cute!!! I made watermelon birds for my daughter's birthday and put them on sticks. I thought there had to be other shapes that would look cute too....you found it Lobsters!!! I bet kiddos enjoyed these when you brought them. Stopping by from the Moonlight and Mason Jars link party (I linked up too)

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  14. This is an adorable idea!

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  15. These are just so darn cute and I'd love for you to link them up and share with my readers! http://partypatisserie.com/2014/08/linky-party-9/ Thank you

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  16. The lobsters are so cute! I love the chocolate eyes. :) Your kids must have loved them.

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  17. Great creativity! My grandsons would love these cute little lobsters. I especially like the blueberries for eyes. It reminds me of the first time I had lobster. The waiter brought out the plate and all I could see was those huge eyes on their stalks looking up at me. I almost couldn't eat it. I have no problem with it now though, that's for sure! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Fridays today. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  18. Such an adorable idea! And I love the blueberries! Next summer I need to try this out on my little niece and nephews...they would love it! My kids would probably give me the eye roll...teenagers!

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  19. What a great idea, I would have never thought of that!

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  20. These are so fun! I wish I hadn't already cut up the watermelon I bought yesterday. My kids would have loved these.

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  21. How cute are these!! I'm loving the chocolate chips as well, too much fun. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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  22. So adorable! I'm a sucker for all things nautical and sea-related :)

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  23. Oh my gosh... how cute are these! It would be so fun to do this for a summer beach party! PINNED. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  24. Whoops! Forgot to mention that I popped over from Be.YOU.Tiful Link Party. :)

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  26. HOW CUTE ARE THESE! I love the chocolate chip eyes too! I would love if you would share at my blog party, Celebrate It! It's where we celebrate the joys of everyday life!
    http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/08/celebrate-it-blog-party-6.html
    Hope to see you there!

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  27. How fun, makes eating watermelon all the more interesting.Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  28. These are adorable. I can see why they were such a hit. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time... Cathy

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  29. What fun! Bet they didn't last long. Love the blue chocolate chip eyes. Have a great Labor Day!

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  30. These are so cute I can hardly stand it! Thanks so much for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Hope you'll be back this week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  31. This looks like wonderful fun! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  32. This is a brilliant idea and I love the eyes!

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  33. These are super cute... though I have never heard of a kid before who didn't like watermelon!

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  34. Oh my goodness, how cute are these? I have so many different cookie cutters that I could use on the watermelon. Easy idea to add fun to a picnic. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. So cute! I know a little girl that will love these :)
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    www.diyjustcuz.com

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  36. Gosh, these are super cute!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  37. I know I've commented before, but I just love these and am sharing them on my Facebook page tomorrow morning, and I am pinning as well. They are just perfect for a summer cookout! Thanks for sharing them at #FoodieFriDIY! :)

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