Monday, September 14, 2009

did you know...



...that my melon baller is for right-handed people? Of course I had to get the fancy one. The one with the little scooper-outer inside that swings across the whole interior and plops the melon out onto the beautiful platter you're using for your lovely food display. (kind of like an ice cream scoop). Turns out that scooper-outer only works when you're using your right hand.

I've owned my melon baller for over six years. I've only used it three times, each time giving up. Each time embarassed that I'm the idiot who can't figure out this simple kitchen tool. Until tonight. Tonight I tried it with my right hand, and though it took me considerably more time, a little ball was made, chopped cleanly and easily out of the melon, and plopped softly onto the serving dish.

You can bet I'll be keeping my eyes open for a simpler melon baller. One without the scooper-outer included. Although I can't say my usefulness in the kitchen completely depends upon this particular accessory...

Incidentally, in first grade were you the right-handed kid who always got stuck with the green handled scissors for the leftys? Cuz I was the lefty who learned how to cut right-handed since there were never any scissors for me. I know, it's sad.

7 comments:

christy said...

cutting things and brushing teeth are the only things i consistently do right handed. oh, and shift a car. and the can opener. and use a mouse...ok, maybe "only" was a little optimistic.

it's not easy being a lefty in a right-handed world. :)

Clarissa. said...

I have a LEFT handed cheese slicer. It is from Pampered Chef and when I ordered it I had no idea it was for a lefty. It absolutely cracks me up when all the wrongy handed people try to use my cheese slicer. They usually give up and ask for a plain old knife.
Eli is a lefty too but Gabe has gone to the dark side.

Larissa said...

LOL I forget you are a lefty! I didn't know melon ballers were hand specific!

Christy said...

Lacey, I think maybe just mine is, only the fancy-schmancy ones. You can have it once I get a civilian one.

Larissa said...
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Larissa said...

I would trade you if I had a melon baller. :)

What does one use a melon baller for anyway? Besides melons? (I like watermelon, but some of the few foods I have aversions to are canteloupe and honey dew. Eww.)

Christy said...

Pampered Chef actually advertises these as "cookie scoops".

I have personally never cared too much whether my cookies are in perfectly formed circles, but I'm sure it makes them aesthetically pleasing. (because a pile of non-symmetrical chocolate and sugar couldn't possibly be aesthetically pleasing!!)

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