Sunday, August 23, 2009

Watermelon Soup with Floating Meringue

I tore this recipe out of Everyday with Rachel Ray Magazine about a year ago. I think.
I mostly forgot about it until I was thumbing through someone else's copy of the same issue and I saw it again.

I am doing some preschool activities with my 4 and 2 year old daughters who are home with me during the day. Nothing too intense, but we officially call it "school", so that there can be rules and specific time set aside to do the lessons and things that I want to do. Amazingly enough, my 4 year old is doing really well with this set-up and follows the rules.

I am doing it mostly for her, so she will be ready for the big K, next year.

Anyway, my 4 year old is the child who is the most interested in helping me in the kitchen. I thought this soup would be a fun school snack. We made it together, which was rather messy, especially when the girls took over the job of making melon balls and plopping them into the food processor, but you can't really have fun without a mess, right?
There was lots of splattered watermelon juice, but lots of smiles too.

I reduced the amount of sugar that is added to this soup because our watermelon was soo sweet and delicious. I also only made 1/4 of the recipe because this was our special time and our special treat.

It was quite a fun and delicious day.

Recipe for Watermelon Soup with Floating Meringue

One Year Ago- Orange Berry Muffins


Unknown said...

What pretty pictures! I love the tablecloth/placemat/napkin? sitting under the soup. I've never found a cold fruit soup that I enjoy but this one shows promise! Thanks for sharing :)

Amy I. said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like the perfect summery treat.

Audrey and the Boys said...

Your photos are fabulous as is your food. Wishing you lived closer so I could eat it all up!

A Bowl Of Mush said...

This looks so beautiful!
I would love to serve this at a summer dinner party :)

Unknown said...

Love the cloth underneath and the picture looks beautiful

Anonymous said...

i love fruit soup. It's so refreshing and cool. Great pictures!