The best thing about summers when I was a little girl was the fact that I had unlimited supply of books to read, time to play, helping amma in the kitchen, shopping walks now and then, cutting veggies, and most importantly, mmy favourite cousins would visit us for 2 whole months!!! Reading in my opinion is the best way to spend lazy summer vacation afternoons….Summers also remind me of juicy Banganapalli Mangoes, fragrant in their aroma from miles away and of course the water fruits like watermelons and the tender cucumbers. The footpaths would be lined with mounds of green watermelons stacked one on top of the other. We would buy a big one, get it home, and make little crescents for all of us to eat. At the end of it, we would be so messy with the watermelon juice and seeds, that amma would send us right in to wash up and have a bath!!!
This summer, my daughter S was also excited to see watermelons and honeydew and cantaloupes. She loves to help me in the kitchen so I got this little Melon Scooper from Walmart which is a really creative way of scooping out little rounds of fruit. We both do that and pop them in to a large glass bowl, covered with cling film , ready to be served chilled.
We scoop out entire fruits which are firm like apples and bananas and refrigerate them so you have little cups of mixed fruit ready for your little ones when they come home from school or from a tiring evening at the park.
- Kids love the variety of the shape and the infusion of colour which makes this a healthy and interesting snack.
- Add a scoop of ice cream for a lovely after dinner dessert!!
- Add custard to have a whole new taste. Pop a few in your morning cup of cereal for your fruit serving for the day.
- Use as a topping over oats.
- Pack a boxfull for an easy travel snack.
The simplicity of the shape renders them easy for kids/toddlers to scoop and eat!!!