Almost every day, right after we get home from school, and just before the children dissolve in a puddle of after-school starvation, I check Carson’s backpack for homework and notes and reminders from school.
It’s the end of the school year and there’s a new celebration each day. The Good Behavior Party was last week and we were supposed to send in stickers and individually wrapped candies. Also last week, there was a reception for the room moms and we were supposed to send in $5 gift cards and chocolate. I’ve gotten reminders about the treats I’m supposed to send in for field day, summer birthdays, and Kindergarten graduation.
I’m just a little overwhelmed with all that comes with the end of the school year-which is probably why I promptly forgot that I’d signed up to bring a dessert for Teacher Appreciation Week.
I did receive a reminder, but it was one of those days that I forgot to check my son’s backpack after school. That morning, as I sorted through the papers in his take-home folder, I saw it: Reminder! You signed up to bring dessert for the teachers on Thursday, May 10th!
I looked at the calendar. May 10th. I looked at the clock. 6:30 a.m. and one hour until we had to leave for school. I looked at my schedule for the day. Back to back appointments that couldn’t be rescheduled. I looked in the refrigerator. COOL WHIP Whipped Topping leapt from the shelf and said, “It will be okay! I can help!”
That last part didn’t really happen. But I did see the COOL WHIP and began thinking of what I could put in on to make a fabulous, quick dessert to show my appreciation for teachers. A peek in my pantry revealed some pistachio pudding, which I made in a hurry using the 5 minute directions on the back, ignoring the part of the directions where it called for “individual serving dishes” and poured the pudding into a glass casserole dish. I found our last banana in the fruit bowl, asked my daughter to slice it, then we placed the sliced bananas on top of the pudding. For the final touch, I added dollops of COOL WHIP.
I looked at the clock and it had taken less than 10 minutes to put together a dessert for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but later that afternoon when I returned to school to pick up my casserole dish, I noticed that the teachers had eaten all of my dessert. Not bad for a dessert that I pulled together in a flash that morning.
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