Happy Friday everyone! Perfect time for an entertaining tip as we go into the weekend.
I love to entertain with friends and family but we’re usually a big crowd with lots of food and I’m always looking for ways to keep it easy and fun.
While fruit salads are always good, in this case I wanted everyone to mingle around and help themselves without messing with forks or plates.
When I found these small watermelons at the grocery store I decided to buy one along with some other melons as well.
I cut the melons up into pieces and inserted a popsicle stick into the rind. Watermelon cuts perfectly into pie shapes. Aren’t they cute? Just slice off a half to one inch piece from your watermelon, then cut that piece into fourths. Insert stick. (hint: insert a sharp knife just slightly to cut the rind and the stick will go in perfectly.)
Next, the cantaloupe and honeydew melons. (ignore my model who needs a manicure)
After you cut in the cantaloupe in half and clear out the seeds, you have a hollow area. Just cut a 1/2 inch slice and cut that piece in half and insert the stick. The cantaloupe makes a little smile and the honeydew looks like someone took a little bite out of it, which makes it cute in my book.
Arrange them on your platter and your guests can choose what they like.
These are cut to be a fairly good serving size. Hint: after your fruit is cut and you’ve inserted the stick and arranged the platter, put it in the freezer before guests arrive for about 15 minutes or so. This will make it crisp and oh so refreshingly cold on a hot summer day!
Can I offer you a piece? Just help yourself:)
Have a wonderful refreshing weekend!