Watermelon Fruit Salad Boat


1 ripe oval watermelon
1  honeydew melon 

1 (No.2) 1/2 can fruit cocktail 
3  oranges, peeled and sectioned 

3-1/2 cups pineapple chunks, drained 
1 quart strawberries, fresh or frozen
1 medium-sized ripe cantaloupe 


1)Cut watermelon lengthwise, using about three-fourths of melon for boat. 2)Cut the edges carefully in large angles about 1 inch deep to form a zig-zag pattern. 3)Scoop out as many balls as possible from seedless pulp. 4)Scoop out remaining pulp; turn melon upside down to drain. 5)Chill melon in refrigerator. Scoop out balls from other melons. 6)Drain fruit cocktail: prepare strawberries. 7)Mix fruit in large bowl very gently. Remove melon boat from refrigerator; wipe out remaining moisture. 8)Pile fruit lightly into melon boat and chill until time to serve. Yield: 15 servings.