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Kid Friendly Watermelon Hack

Way to start a new blog/website... make a big announcement, write one post, and then disappear for 2 weeks. Typical me. I should have known summer break would get the best of me, and it's been a busy summer already. I have so many things in my head, I just need to find a few more hours in the day to get them out storage, because the Lord knows I need the space up there. Last week I watched my friend Nicole's two little girls for a few hours while she was at an appointment. Along with all of their swimming gear, she sent them with some snacks including a watermelon. Women who bring cut up watermelon to the occasion are the uncelebrated heroes of life. Everyone loves to eat them, but no one wants to do the work. The same goes for cantaloupe, pineapple, mangoes, and sometimes even kiwi around here, and I know I'm not alone. I feel like my counters are where whole fruits go to die. It's not really that it's all that hard either, it's more of a mental thing. Am I cutting it right? Are you supposed to eat this part? Was all this work worth it? Should I have just paid the extra money for the already cut up fruit in the refrigerated section...

As the saying goes, it's never too late to teach an old dog a new trick. I'm not sure if someone taught her to cut it up this way, or if she thought of it on her own, but it's genius. It has a maximum amount of watermelon to rind ratio, plus it was super easy to cut, without a big mess. The best part though for me is that it's easy to store. We use every square inch of our fridge, so packing in a big container of oddly shaped watermelon wedges is never convenient. It's easy for little hands to hold as well.

I haven't tried this on a full size watermelon, but this worked well on the smaller oval-sized seedless kind. Cut it lengthwise in the middle, and then slice perpendicular to that cut. Then slice those wedges vertically including the rind making a little watermelon stick!

Let me know what you think... and if you have any unconventional fruit cutting methods you want to share post them in the comments!


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