Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. Also: I love oatmeal creme pies This summer I had the pleasure of meeting Clare Crespo who inspires families to get creative in the kitchen. If you don't know who she is, check out her YummyFun website. Â Clare has penned some cute cookbooks. Have you heard of these?
She's doing the most to get us to enjoy cooking with our kids and living in the moment. I watched her work with the frog princess as she helped her create her very own Mint Chocolate Chimp during one of our Camp Mamitiki outings this summer.
Right then and there I decided I'd do some creative stuff in the kitchen. And then, I promptly didn't! Isn't that what we do? Make great plans and then look at our cup runnerineth over then get discouraged and don't act on those awesome ideas?
I have been experiencing a lot of stress in my life lately and I don't know about you but the more stressed I am, the less creative I get. I also have to work extra hard at being present and in the moment because my mind tends to wander to the million other things that need to be done.
I think it's all about juggling. I can't even say balancing because it's never even, is it? I think some days something needs your attention more than others. That's me personally.
What needed my attention this weekend was the frog princess. And this idea in my head of being all creative like Clare. I enjoy cooking but though I am super creative in every other area of life, the kitchen leave me feeling...inadequate. I came up with a simple idea though!
Oatmeal Creme Pie Ala Mode
- Oatmeal Creme Pie
- Breyers Ice Cream of Choice (here I used strawberry vanilla chocolate)
- Breyers Toppings: Â Caramel flavor ice cream sauce &Â chocolate sprinkles
It's so easy it almost doesn't need to be written! I grabbed an oatmeal creme pie and broke it up into several pieces (I put mine in these not-so-fancy but terribly convenient lil bowls). I zapped them in the microwave for like 10-15 seconds.
I then dropped some yummy Breyers on top followed by the toppings and voila!
Which reminds me, while this is a sponsored post, it is also a post dedicated to AlexandraÂ (fromÂ Good Day, Regular People)Â who recently lost her mom. Her mami loved ice cream and the family cherished those moments spent together. Follow the #icecreamforAlexandra hashtag for some Twitter lovin'!
I know all too well what Alexandra is feeling as she begins her walk without her mami. How could I not think of her as I spent time with my own child, always thinking about my own mami.
Sending you loads of love during this time, Alexandra. I know your mami is up in heaven perhaps sharing a bit of delicious ice cream with mine.
Are you taking the time to create some delicious moments?
Disclosure: I am a Breyers Ambassador & I've never been more humbled to share an ice cream story with you. All opinions on family, love & loss are my own as is my awesome recipe!