In two days, Luca turns two. I’ve actually prepared myself for it, too. I had the menu down: turkey dogs, turkey burgers, mac and cheese, fruit salad, potato salad and regular salad. All things Luca loves. But I had no idea what to do for his dessert. So I asked my facebook friends.
I got a response from an old coworker from Fridays that I should make dirt. It was our favorite breakfast when we worked there. I’d help the prep cooks make it, for the small fee of three cups of dirt. And extra gummy worms.
What can I say? I had tight black pants and the prep cook liked me.
Theirs is just plain chocolate pudding and oreos with gummy worms.
Mine is going to be epic.
Because I never like to do things the easy way, I’m going to make his dirt in layers. With both vanilla AND chocolate pudding. And home made whipped cream. And I’m serving them in flower pots.
Yup. Flower pots. The kids and I went to Michaels and bought 30 clay flower pots and after they ran through the dishwasher, the kids painted them. Then today I sealed them. No worries, the desert will be made into paper cups which I’ll just place inside the flower pots, but each guest gets to take one home.
Honestly, they’re so dang cute I wish I could keep them all, but alas, I have to set a good example and sharing IS caring.
I’ll have plenty of photos come Sunday night, I assure you. It’s going to be a busy day, for sure. Thank the good lord for Carly, because she’s coming over to the house to help get everything going and set up because while she’s doing that, Matt and I are running a 5K for the St. Margaret’s Foundation. (They are SO cool. My favorite organization because I actually get to see the benefits – my patients.) All the kids are coming, too, and the Grandmas will be manning the kids. My father-in-law is even running the race, too. (Talk about my personal hero. He went from being a too-many-to-count pack a day smoker, to a heart attack patient with two stents placed, to a non-smoking 5K runner. Best father-in-law EVER.)
So. To sum up. I’m running yet another race, Luca’s turning two, I’m making a kick ass dessert, Carly is the bomb-diggity, and I’ll make sure to have photos.