S’mores Parfaits

I had to make Taylor a special treat yesterday because she asked me when I was “going to start cooking fancy again”. So I knew anything s’mores would make her happy. The hubby comes home today and I’ll start the “fancy” cooking again. No pressure there… :/

My hubby has been out of town (28.36 long miles away in Dallas) for a few days, so something would have to go wrong. While he has been out of town in the past I’ve had geckoes, an injured hawk, beeping smoke detectors, dead bunnies…. So yesterday when I went to get the mail I heard rushing water, noticed a mud pit in my front yard, and saw a river running down my street. Since I live in Texas and we hadn’t seen rain since like 1982, I knew something had to be wrong. (of course once my yard was completely flooded it started pouring down rain) It was my water softener system. When I finally figured out who to call, she tells me the guy can’t be here until next Tuesday…8 whole days without soft water!! Not sure I’m going to survive. Then she proceeds to tell me that I need to turn the key on the knobs of the unit to bypass the system and stop flooding my neighborhood. There wasn’t a key, so I had to improvise. The lady driving by looked terrified when she saw me walking around the corner of my house carrying these tools. I really wished I would have had a martini to put in these glasses instead of pudding.

Divide graham cracker crumbs.

Top with pudding.

Add a dollop of marshmallow creme.

Swirl with a knife and top with marshmallows and a graham cracker.

Ingredients:

1 large box (5.9 oz) Jell-O Chocolate Fudge Pudding
3 cups Fat Free Milk
1 cup Marshmallow Creme
1 tsp Water
9 Graham Cracker Squares
6 Tbs Miniature Marshmallows

Beat pudding mix into 3 cups of milk for 2 minutes. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

Put 6 graham cracker squares into food processor until crushed.

In 6 parfait cups (I used martini glasses), divide the graham cracker crumbs and pudding between the 6 cups.

In blender or food processor, mix marshmallow creme with 1 tsp water until smooth.

Divide marshmallow creme into glasses and swirl with a knife.

Top with marshmallows and a rectangle of graham cracker.

Servings: 6
Calories: 235
Fat: 4.9g
Carbs: 42.7g
Fiber: 0.8g
Nutrition Grade: B

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Apple Pie Parfait

We went to Hawaiian Falls for the first time yesterday. Is there a graceful way to exit an inner tube?? If so, I definitely didn’t find a way. I had visions of floating along the lazy river with a margarita in hand while the girls bounced from slide to slide, but it didn’t quite happen that way. My toes never even stepped into the lazy river. Instead I went down 5 slides, 4 of them in an inner tube, with an audience of about 143 people (I counted them in the 11 minutes it took me to get out of the stupid thing) standing at the bottom watching me try to disembark so they could have my tube. But other than that, I had a great time. These little apple parfaits are a perfect low calorie treat to help you stay in swimsuit shape. 1 Gala Apple – cored, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 cup Apple Cider 1 Cinnamon Stick 1/4 Tbsp Nutmeg 6 oz Vanilla Yogurt 4 Tbsp Chopped Walnuts Place apples, cider, cinnamon stick and nutmeg in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until apples are soft and liquid starts to thicken. (about 20 minutes) Remove cinnamon stick and discard. Place 1/4 of the yogurt, 1/4 of the apple and syrup, and 1/4 of the walnuts into each serving glass. Repeat layers. Serve while apples are still warm or refrigerate before serving. Servings: 2 Calories: 156 Fat: 6g Fiber: 1gFeatured on Foodie Friends Fridays Today’s Leopard Find: Bikini with blue trim …