"Don't worry, Mom," said the Precise Kitchen Elf. "I read about this in my life's hacks book."
"The book about life hacks...in the kitchen hack chapter. I'll pit the cherries. Just give me a straw."
Note: he used one of our stainless steel straws. But, just to be sure, he tested it with a paper straw as well. It worked fine. We didn't have any plastic straws to try.
Step One: Remove the stem and place the straw to the cherry where the stem was.
Step Two: Press the straw through the meat of the cherry while holding over a bowl for the pits.
Step Three: Pull the straw back through the cherry. It's pitted!
R whipped through 2 cups of cherries in no time flat. Wow. Who knew? I'm impressed. And I'm doubly happy because that straw now has two purposes!