Cantaloupe were on sale at King Soopers this week. And here’s something I’ve found helps me eat fruit like melons and mangoes — or anything, really, that requires prepping before eating — before they spoil.
Cut them up either
- as soon as you get home from the store, or
- as soon as they are ripe, if they are fruits that need ripening.
Trust me — if you wait, that cantaloupe is going to sit there on that counter or in that crisper getting lonelier and older. Your motivation to deal with cutting and using it is likely going to go down exponentially the longer you wait. You’ll look at it and think about how much work it is to get the fruit out.
So as soon as I got home from the store on Sunday, I cut open my cantaloupe and spooned it out into tupperware. I served part of as a snack for a movie night I held Sunday night. And the rest I snacked on and finished at work today. Because it was bite sized, it was enticing and unintimidating to both my guests and to me while I was at work.
How about you guys? How do you deal with labor-intensive fruit like melons, mangoes, and the like?