Melon ball boat

We had friends over for dinner the other night and I bought a beautiful ripe melon from the bakala next door, for dessert. With an ice cream scoop, I scooped all the melon into balls and piled them into one half of the melon.

The result looked rather boatlike, so as dinner was all ready and I had a few minutes to spare, I decided to embellish. One straw for a mast, a piece of paper with two holes in it for a sail, and a doll from Dustyfeet’s duplo as a sailor, and here was our dessert, all ready to sail to the dinner table!

This is a dessert that could easily be made with a child (a melon baller might be a better tool than an ice cream scoop). Dustyfeet was out playing with the neighbours when I made it, so she didn’t help me this time, but she was delighted with the final product when it came sailing into the room.

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