Week 39: Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Pizza Watermelon

mini watermelon

Imagine, for a moment: you are me.  Your unborn child is currently the size of a mini watermelon.  It is January: no quality watermelon to be found.  Your husband’s birthday is on Wednesday and will most likely be severely overshadowed by your baby’s birth; also, your husband is a weirdo freak who doesn’t like watermelon (WHO doesn’t like watermelon?!!) and you need to make a birthday dessert for him.  You are a frugal gal who refuses to pay top dollar for out-of-season, subpar produce.  WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?!!!!!!!!

Don’t answer that, unless your answer is: make something that doesn’t actually involve any watermelon at all!  Which is what I chose to do.

BABYWATCH 2016!!  Lentil is officially a garnet baby (not that boys usually care much about their birthstone).  Here’s the current bump:

39 week bump.jpg

Getting lumpier by the day!

Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Pizza Watermelon

watermelon pizza

The Verdict:

Difficulty: Lots of chopping, but a simple recipe.  Difficult to get it to look as gorgeous as the one online; I’m calling a #moderatePinterestfail

Taste: Not surprisingly…SCRUMPTIOUS.  Strawberries are obviously not in season either but, when combined with cream cheese frosting and cookie dough, somehow I don’t care.

Modifications: All I really kept from this recipe was the visual; I used Pillsbury ready-made sugar cookie dough because it tastes like my childhood, along with my mom’s recipe for fruit pizza cream cheese frosting (cream cheese, 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1-2 tablespoons milk).  Perfection!

For next summer’s watermelon bounty:

Watermelon White Sangria

Watermelon Rind Candy (for the Laura Ingalls Wilder in all of us)

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