Saturday, October 15, 2011
Tomorrow is my baby's first birthday party. I know it is totally cliche, but I have no idea what happened to a year. We still have a week to go until her actual first birthday-a week that, I'm sure will go nice and slow so that we can relish all the time we have with her. We're having a party at our house tomorrow to celebrate this milestone, so things have been a little crazy around here. Mike and I got it into our crazy brains that late summer was the perfect time to tear out some walls and replace flooring. Needless to say, if you read the above statement about time, summer turned into fall and we're spent the last few weeks scrambling to finish to the point that we can have company. Thankfully we're almost done and the dust is gone from the house (well, except for the 1/2 inch currently coating our dining room floor--no one will notice that, right?!). Today because my life is crazy and because I'm sure yours is too, I bring you Smore's Parfaits. I actually made these on vacation so they are simple and yummy and perfect for kids. Just layer Crunched graham crackers (or Cars crackers that performed double duty for me), chocolate pudding (I used a box), grahams, chocolate pudding, toasted marshmallows. To toast the marshmallows, I sprayed foil with nonstick spray, laid the 'mallows in a single layer on a toaster oven baking sheet, and broiled (WATCH carefully). Then use a spoon to lower into the glass. Disclaimer: These are not a gourmet treat. Simple, yes. Satisfying, yes.