Another family favourite is the cantaloupe, or milon (mee-lon) in Tagalog. Sometimes we just slice this fruit after removing the seeds and the gooey middle. But most of the time, we make a cantaloupe drink. What we do after removing the middle part is scrape the fleshy meat with this utensil, pangkayod, (I don’t know what it’s called in English) and we get these string-like shapes. We then add sugar and water and voila, we have a cantaloupe drink.
The other day, I was too tired (from the heat) and too lazy to prepare anything elaborate that I just boiled some corn on the cob and I cooked hotdogs. That’s what the kids and I had for dinner and also this refreshing cantaloupe drink. The corn tasted so good with margarine on it. It was like a picnic meal. The kids and I enjoyed it.
“Mommy, why does everything we eat today is long? The hotdog, the corn, and even the milon is also long.”
You can just imagine what kind of conversation it started. If you haven’t realized it yet, I live with four boys. If you have been around boys, you’ll have an idea of what I’m talking about.
Later on, I told them to stop playing around with their food and they just kept on giggling throughout the rest of the meal.
So what about you? How do you eat your cantaloupe?
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