First week done!

What?  What’s that?  Everyone in the house survived the first week of school you say?  It’s impressive.  Even the French Horn has made its way safely to the living room.  Ms. Autumn will be starting lessons next week.  Heaven help us.  The. French. Horn.  Did I ever mention that we live in a very tiny ranch?  And she’s required to practice for a minimum of 20 minutes a day?  Yep.  Wonderful.  But she’s very excited about it.  So I’m going with it.  I’m going to bundle her up and throw her in the garage to practice.  Allison  has actually turned in assignments.  Without threats of taking her iPhone away. Maybe it’s the full moon status or maybe, just maybe, this year will be different than the past two. Personally, I’m keeping my fingers crossed it’s going to be different, and will keep you posted.

A month ago, I joined the year 1997 and signed up for Netflix.  I mean, everyone has it.  I don’t know that very many people had it in 1997, but in 2014, nearly everyone I know has it.  I couldn’t take the peer pressure anymore.  I felt like there was so much I was missing in the world by not having it.  The kids love it. The ol’ man love it.  I have yet to watch anything on it. My free trial is up today.  There is not a single kid in my house right now. How much fun would it be to just cancel it?  OMG! They would flip their shit.  It would be hilarious. Ok.  So for me it would be hilarious, probably not for anyone else reading this.  But if I could make you understand the amount of Hannah Montana that has been forced upon me?  You would find it funny too!

Ok, back to serious issues.  After school snacking. Now I try to buy only things the kids hate for them to snack on after school.  Bananas, apples, I think there are pears and peaches.  Cottage cheese and Monkey Butter, pretzels.  You know, anything basically healthy. Because heaven forbid we eat anything healthy after a long day of school.  I was off for the first few days of school last week, and I had a few extra minutes on my hands. I probably should have watched some Netflix! But the Mama in me thought I would create an after school snack for the scoundrels. I decided to mix a little good with a little bad for a delicious, almost nutritious after school snack.  Yes…I said create.  Not a “recipe” from someone else!!  Although in all honesty, I probably read it someplace and it stuck in my head. It’s not really a recipe but more of throwing some pre-made items together. But don’t take my thunder.  I created it!


Vanilla, Vanilla and a Little Banana

  • 1 Box            Mini vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 C            Vanilla Pudding (prepared as directed on the box) I used the fat free pre-made cups
  • 1                    Banana
  • 1/2 C            Cool Whip (I used fat free)
  • Drizzle         Caramel sauce
  1.  Toss a couple of vanilla wafers in the bottom of 2- 1 pint mason jars.
  2. Use 1/4 cup of the pudding in each jar.
  3. Slice the 1/2 the banana in one jar, and 1/2 in the other.
  4. I’m fairly certain you know where I’m going with this.
  5. Spoon 1/4C of the Cool Whip in each jar.
  6. Drizzle a little caramel over each dessert.

Of course any of this is at your discretion. Vanilla pudding, butterscotch pudding.  Cool Whip, no Cool whip.  Fat free..full on delicious fat.  All of it your choice. BUT!!!!  It must have banana.  It’s what makes it healthy!!


This has 2 layers of everything, for the kids I just used one layer.