Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kitchen Tool of the Week: Melon Baller

When hot weather hits (we're on the down slide now, whew!) watermelon is one of the best foods to help combat dehydration. And while it takes very little for kids to get excited about eating watermelon, they will also give a cheer for getting the watermelon ready to go if they can scoop out all that juicy sweetness with a Melon Baller.

Push the melon baller deep into the fruit and twist for perfectly round balls.

We also use a melon baller to scoop out the insides of zucchini when making one of Zeal's very favorite meals, zucchini boats or affectionally know as Zu-canoes! Luckily, we have lots of opportunity to be using it even now that the weather is cooling, because we're knee deep in zucchini.

And look what other fun a melon baller can bring:
Add some diluted food coloring to your melon baller (hold your finger over the hole until your ready) and use it for painting.

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