Friday, July 18, 2008
Watermelon Fruit basket
1 medium-large watermelon
1 apple cubed
1 pear cubed
2 cups washed and sliced strawberries
1 cup pineapple
2 cups washed grapes
1 non-toxic marker
1 sharp knife
melon baller or ice cream scoop
How to make Watermelon Fruit basket
To make the basket
Set the watermelon on the side that is most flat so that it will no tip easily.
Using the marker draw a line around the middle of the melon.
Draw the handle, going from the middle of one side of the line to the other side making sure it is wide enough that it will not break when you pick up the basket
Cut along the lines carefully making sure not to cut through the handle, and making sure that you cut so that the lines will not be visible after you are done.
remove the watermelon from the inside of the basket using a melon baller or an ice cream scoop and set aside for you salad.
assemble all fruit in a bowl, tossing gently.
place fruit salad in watermelon basket and chill for 15-20 minutes.
You can be creative with your basket design, just remember not to make the handle too thin or it will break when you try to pick it up.