Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna-Just following the crowd!

Happy March!!  Whoo Hoo!!  We are on the upswing of this miserable winter.  Here in upstate NY we are starting March like a lion.  Snow, Ice, Rain, Snow, repeat.  Effing winter.  At least we, all fingers crossed, will go out like a lamb!

Proud Mommy moment!  Ms. Autumn has been asked to participate in the NYS Solo Festival with her French horn. I’m not too sure what it all means, other than that judges get to listen to her mimic the dying moose and judge her on it. Not a job I would want, but whatev.  WAIT!!!  We get that job every night for 20 minutes.  Of course, I’m kidding about the dying moose. Sort of.  It’s getting better. *insert eye roll* At least she’s practicing!

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Photo courtesy of Mrs. Fabrizio

 

 

Well, today is National Pancake Day.  I didn’t even make pancakes for dinner! I’m a slacker today as a mother. But Sunday was National Peanut Butter Lovers Day.  As a good mother should, I frantically surfed Pinterest for a good peanut butter recipe to make and ya know, throw it up on the blog if it tasted good.  I was in search of a chicken with a peanut sauce sort of recipe. Like a satay or something. I didn’t get very far. All over Pinterest and Facebook for that matter, is this Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna. As any good PMSing mother should do, I abandoned the healthy chicken search and settled on this.  The recipe I looked at was from Hugs and Cookies.  I altered it slightly, and if it were up to Ms. Autumn, it would have been altered a bit more.  She thought it needed more chocolate, and more chocolate cups.  I told her the recipe was highlighting peanut butter not chocolate.  She wasn’t impressed with my answer.

Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna

  • 1 Box Nutter Butter cookies
  • Cool Whip (the small container worked fine)
  • Miniature peanut butter cups, roughly chopped (the more, the better according to Ms. Autumn)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, melted in the microwave (do not over do! It will burn 🙂 )
  • 1 Box instant vanilla pudding (I used the large box), made according to the box directions
  1. Line the bottom of an 8×8 pan with Nutter Butter cookies
  2. Top with a drizzle of the melted peanut butter (“drizzle” is interpreted differently for everyone! just sayin’)
  3. Add 1/2 the pudding
  4. Add 1/2 the Cool Whip
  5. Top with chopped peanut butter cups
  6. Repeat the layering
  7. Decorate the top with peanut butter cups, crushed nutter butter cookies and a drizzle of peanut butter (and melted chocolate according to Ms. Autumn)

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I brought the leftovers in to work.  If it were left at home, I personally would have eaten the entire pan.  As it was, Bobby called me a demon for bringing it in to work. I’m fairly certain he would have tried to eat the rest himself.  At work, I think it lasted a whole 5 minutes before it was gone. Really, it’s that good. Next week, we start the Eat Well, Live Well project at work.  I am the team leader.  With recipes like this, I’m leading my team straight to Hell. I really should have looked for that chicken recipe.

Strive for 5 in 2015!

Strive for 5 in 2015?  Only if it includes chocolate.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year? Happy Holidays and New Year’s Resolutions?  I’m not entirely sure where the time has gone, but apparently, I haven’t posted since 12.17.  Wtf?  Where have I been?  What’s going on?  I know I’ve thought about posting, prepped things to post, and taken pictures.

Our home was invaded by a virus from Hell.  That happened.  I’ve had 10 days off from work, and I was sick 7 of them. Our Christmas, besides the plague, was great. It’s always so wonderful to spend time with family. And we all shared the viral love! The tree is still up.  That’s how you know the severity of the situation. But now I’m feeling better.  All in time to go back to work.  Good times!

Anyone make any New Year’s Resolutions?  Not me.  I make them throughout the year.  Every Monday to be exact.  I swear this is the “week I’m getting my shit together”.   By Wednesday,  I’ve given up and start all over again the following Monday.  I’ve never said I didn’t have commitment issues. Tomorrow is Monday. Due to my inability to have appropriate portions chocolate chips this weekend, it. starts. tomorrow.  GAME ON.

The first recipe of 2015, is a healthy one!! You lucky devil you. I’m dragging your ass on to the healthy wagon.  Honestly, I’ve found this recipe over the fall, and just never posted it. I don’t think, anyway. It’s so good.  I’ve made it a few times. And if you must know, it is fantastic with fruit, but also super delicious with Nilla Wafers.  Shhhhh!!  We will save that for a random Wednesday.

My apologies in advance if you have a peanut allergy.  This dip is totally worth hives! Although, not really worth anaphylactic shock. Pick your battle.

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

  • 1 Tbsp                            Honey
  • 1/3 C                              Peanut Butter
  • 2-5.3 oz Containers    Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  1. Whisk together
  2. Serve with fruit
  3. Not with Nilla Wafers.

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On a completely separate note, I’ve decided I love Ed Sheeran.