One of the reasons I love summer is because of all the fruit! Watermelons, blueberries and cantaloupe! Fresh, sweet, juicy fruit. The kind that is sweeter than candy. You know what I am talking about. Delicious.ness! Soft, ripe, goodness! YUM!
My kids love fruit, but sometimes it’s fun to change it up a bit!
I saw this idea somewhere a few years ago in my pre-blogging days,
so if you are a blogger and you posted this a few years ago, email me and I will put in your link:)
Scoop out the middle of the cantaloupe like you normally do. It’s best to make one major crater in the melon than a bunch of little ones.
Do you see my reflection in the picture? I do.
Make your J.E.ll.O
When you open a bag of Jell-O, the puff of sugar that comes whirling out of the bag screams, “Kids come knock me off the counter and then find a glass of water to spill so it will create a ginormous mess for mom to clean!” So…
I put my younger kids in chairs so they could watch and learn how I did it before they attempted it. Look how intensely they are watching me. They are soaking in all the goodness of creating.
Ya right…they are watching a cartoon so I could hurry and get it done before my older kids got home from school. I really don’t like to clean up gooey, sticky, red messes! Hey, sometimes it’s best to surprise them with a new treat anyway.
After you add the boiling water to the mix then you stir, add only 3/4 of the cold water. It gives it a firmer consistency.
Then stick it in the refrigerator. Place you melon in a bowl so it doesn’t tip. Helping to prevent messes!
One happy kid
Two happy kids.