It’s getting hot out there! My skorts are getting a lot of play.
Yes, I said “skort.” Before you assume that I’m dressing like a 2 year-old, they do make cool skorts nowadays that look like miniskirts but that have shorts under. It’s more ladylike not to flash people.
When it’s hot outside, I like to sit on my front step drenched in sunscreen and mosquito repellent. I’ll bring out a book, a cup of ice water, and a frozen treat. This week, these peanut butter fudge pops are getting a lot of play. They require only two ingredients, so get cracking!
Lately, I’ve been trying to up my crossword puzzle action. Studies show pretty much everything you want them to show, but one of those things is that crossword puzzles keep brain function higher as we age. I don’t know if it’s true, but by golly, I’m gonna do them anyway. After all, crossword puzzles are fun, and if they’re maybe healthy for my noggin, why not?
My grandmother was a big crossword puzzle enthusiast. After she retired, she would wake up in the morning and start a puzzle before going for her daily swim. When she got back, she’d dry off and make lunch, and then after lunch, she’d make a cup of tea and finish the puzzle. What I remember most is that she always used an erasable pen, a habit that I plan to mimic when I hit retirement. After all, writing in pencil is no fun, but mistakes in pen don’t work with crosswords. She was a very sensible woman.
When I was a kid, I’d spend every third Sunday with my grandparents. My grandmother would honk her horn and I’d come outside quickly, dreading a second honk. Then we’d head to the pool together, where she’d forego her usual laps to watch me splash around and play with me. When we go home, my grandmother would make me a pizza with extra cheese while she prepared sandwiches for my grandfather and herself, and she’d always let me snack on cheese while the pizza was cooking. And dessert was always ice cream in a fancy ice cream parlor-style glass with Magic Shell on top.
Back then, I didn’t know what the word “pamper” meant, but that was definitely it. Nobody pampers like grandparents. My relationship with my grandparents was complicated, but I loved those Sundays of being indulged. I mean, I ate a whole pizza every time. It was amazing. And I was allowed to spend the afternoon doing whatever I wanted. Now I see my kids with their grandparents, and I know they don’t yet appreciate how lucky they are. But they will someday!
I always think of childhood when I make popsicles. Isn’t that the age when we’re most delighted with food on a stick? Oh, who am I kidding. Everyone loves that!
These pops are made of two things: peanut butter and chocolate milk. That’s it! Mix and freeze. You’re done. It’s like a frozen fudge bar, but with a peanut butter twist. Calcium and protein in one shot, friends! How is that for healthy?
And if you’ll excuse me, I have a crossword on the front porch to attack along with one of these. Hope you have a moment to yourself today!
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups chocolate milk
- In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter and chocolate milk.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze overnight.
- Store frozen!
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These are genius! Can I come sit with you and do crosswords? Sounds so relaxing! I miss days when my grandpa would pick me up and take me places. Good memories!
Michele @ Alwayzbakin recently posted…How to Make a Fondant Kawaii Camera
Thanks. Those are good memories!
Don’t you just love sunny, warm days? The best! And it puts me in such a good mood! My father-in-law loved crossword puzzles too. Definitely keeps you on your toes, that’s for sure!
Oh, these pops look so creamy and chocolate-y! Yum! Love that there’s TWO ingredients and both are awesome…chocolate and peanut butter is always a winning combo 🙂 Plus, talk about easy! High five for that!
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food recently posted…Pineapple and Coconut Ice Pops with White Chocolate, Toasted Coconut & Pistachios
I can’t wait to start my crossword of the day today!
it’s been so hot here too, so I’ve been craving all of the frozen treats I can get my hands on! These fudge pops sound delicious, especially with the peanut butter!
Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Blackberry Crumb Coffee Cake
They’re so quick and easy!
There is nothing so magical as time with grandparents. I miss mine every single day and I’m so happy that my daughter has had the same special relationship with my parents as I had with my grandparents. Now, may I please have a peanut butter fudge pop to reminisce with? Thanks. And Pinned!
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks recently posted…S’mores No-Churn Ice Cream
I’m glad of the same thing, too. My parents are nearby and my kids see them all the time!