Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fun "Watermelon" Breakfast

My daughter, Molly (5), got to read The Enormous Watermelon by Brenda Parkes in kindergarten last week. As a fun breakfast to go along with this book, I adapted an idea for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich from the June/July 2012 issue of Family Fun magazine.

Start with an English muffin, toasted, and make a couple cuts to create a rounded triangle - just like a slice of watermelon! Spread with butter (optional! I used a non-butter spread) and then cover with a red jelly or jam. I used sugar-free strawberry preserves for a good, bright color.

Slice several grapes in half, lengthwise, and place them along the rounded edge of your English muffin. Now you can place a second grape on top of those to create the watermelon rind. You can use a smidgen of peanut butter to "glue" the grapes together if they start to slide, but I simply sliced a tiny piece off my top layer of grapes to help them lay flat. A double layer of grapes just stands higher but you can certainly place a single layer if you want to go a little quicker.

Finally, top your "watermelon slice" with a few raisins to be the seeds. What a silly and yummy way to start your child's day!

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