Isn't it supposed to be other way around? The lazy days of summer and all that?
Maybe that's for people with kids who don't live at home. Because in this house,
we are totally flying by the seat of our collective pants.
Three kids are in three different day camps and all three camps start at
9am. I'm not so good at this math thing, but as best as I can figure, 2 adults,
3 kids, 3 day camps and a tired baby who really likes to be napping by 9:15am
does not add up to anything good.
So far, we have not gotten in any good routine. The mornings are crazy, the
afternoons are nutty, and since it's so hot out, baths are a must every single
night, turning bedtime into a three-ring-circus.
And so that's why, this summer, it's gonna be all about easy - and also about not turning on the oven. And what's easier than mixing pudding, yogurt and chocolate syrup and pretending that you made something fancy? Nothing, right?
Seriously, these could not be easier. I should just call them what they are
- the lazy mommy's version of homemade yogurt pops.
Line up 12 mini cups and gather together 12 Popsicle sticks.
In order to steady everything in the freezer, I lined up all the cups in a
cupcake tin. Perfect.
Mix together the rest of the container of Greek yogurt left over from the
strawberry yogurt pops. If you don't have a partially eaten
container of yogurt, the amount needed here is 6 tablespoons less than a large
container of fat-free plain Greek yogurt. Got that? Good.
Anyway, dump the yogurt into a big bowl, add two chocolate pudding snack
packs (these were the fat free kind, but just think how much yummier they would
have been with the full-fut kind) and mix well. Add two tablespoons of Hershey's chocolate syrup and mix well again. Taste the mixture - it should be slightly sweeter than what you would normally like because frozen treats always taste less sweet once they are frozen.
Divide the chocolate yogurt between all the cups. Stand a Popsicle stick
into each cup and cover each cup with foil, making a small hole to poke the
Popsicle stick through.
Freeze until firm - or until you open the freezer again and remember that
you made some fro-yo. Enjoy, possibly after the kids are in bed, in case you
don't wanna share.