Monday, November 3, 2008

Not Me! Monday and a Pumpkin Pop

Last week, I did not wear my pajamas for 2 days in a row--night and day. Who would do that? Not me! It didn't matter that we were carless for 4 days and had no way of getting anywhere anyways. And, regardless of being housebound, I would never allow myself to appear as if I'd just gotten out of bed--all day long.

Last Saturday I did not secretively love the fact that our 16-month-old was the only one singing--loudly--along with Mr. Cowboy at our library's Special Program. While the twins sat on my lap, a hundred or so other children--Julia and Luke included--impatiently sat around us with their parents, while Mr. Cowboy struggled to keep our attention on his banjo. Even though we were all supposed to have our voices "off" and our listening ears "on," I would never enjoy having the center of attention be on our little Norah who was doing quite the opposite. Even if it was much more entertaining then poor Mr. Cowboy.

And, last night after returning home from a long, intense trip through the grocery store with all 3 girls, I did not--for the first time--grant Julia her wish for just a bowl of cereal for supper. I'd never! No matter the convience of it, the non-nutritional value of it, or the fun of it for her, I much rather prefer wholesome meals to fill my children's tummies. And if I ever did this--which I didn't--and Julia promised me to be the "best mommy in the whole, big, big world," I'd still never do it again. Ever!

Now, if you haven't already, head on over to our Not Me! Monday ringmaster's place. MckMama's new addition--baby Stellan--is home and has a clean bill of health. God is so good!

But, before you go...

How about a pumpkin pie-sicle!

I found this recipe and Julia and Luke thought we should try it. If you like pumpkin pie, you'll love these. They taste just like your sinking your teeth in a chilled slice of pumpkin goodness...without the whip, of course.


  • 1 butternut squash

  • 1/2 C pure maple syrup

  • 2/3 C light cream

  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1. To make a batch, cut a butternut squash into quarters and scoop out the seeds.

2. Bake the squash until it's soft. Let the squash cool a bit before scooping its flesh into a medium-size bowl.

3. Add pure maple syrup, light cream, and pumpkin pie spice to the bowl. Use a potato masher to mush the squash and blend all of the ingredients.

4. Spoon the mixture into ice pop molds (we were able to fill about 10), add sticks, and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving.



Jennifer said...

Yum! I love me a good slice of pumpkin pie.

Anonymous said...

Hey there is nothing wrong with a great bowl of cereal for supper!

l e a h said...

Pumpkin pops?!

Very cool.

Following Him said...

Glad you had a PJ day and actually wore them for 2 days :) Also, did you get the pop recipie from Family Fun? I saw a pumpkin pop article in there a few days ago!

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Pjs are perfect! I just love pjs!!!!

Those pumpkin pops look soooo good! I'm going to have to try those!

Tara said...

When Jim was an elder he was gone at least once a month for elder's meetings during dinner. The kids were treated to "elder's night cereal". You know the kind of cereal you're not supposed to feed your kids? That's what they ate once a month or so! And they're still alive and well, no harm!

And...I know someone to hand down your girl twinsets to! Email me and I'll hook you up with Kadi. She's 18 weeks with girls! :)

Sarah said...

Sometimes I think that a bowl of cereal for supper is exactly what hits the spot. And sorry someone has an ear infection!

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with cereal. Here if you don't like (and have tried) what you are served you can opt out for cereal. I'm not a short order cook, but I'll allow that one.

And I don't think I've ever seen this No Me Monday but how fun!! Love this one.

And I think I'm going to have to try these pops! I love pumpkin pie!

Leah said...

Tiffany, I tried these, too (from Family Fun mag), and my kids wouldn't even try them. However, I used lite pancake syrup and hazelnut coffee creamer. I tried them and didn't really like them. Tasted too much like squash. Maybe I'll try them again sometime.