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Monday, May 28, 2012

Overheard during bedtime stories...

We are working the way through all the Winnie-the-Pooh stories with my toddler and preschooler before bed.  Our bedtime ritual is: jammies, toothbrushing, allergy meds, family prayers, bedtime stories.  Although at our house bedtime stories are called "bednight stories" and "Pooh stories."

Last night I was reading Chapter 4 in The House at Pooh Corner where Pooh is trying decided where to go next.  He thinks about going to Rabbits because Rabbit always offers "a little bit of something" and then Pooh said, "I'm not getting any fatter, but perhaps the hole at Rabbits is growing smaller." 

I hear off in the distance, a whisper.  It's my husband to my eldest daughter, "That sounds like my pants."  Since none of us could keep our composure at that point, Pooh stories were done for the night. 

This morning, my eldest daughter asked her dad, "Are your pants growing smaller?"  He deserved that one.

Cherry Garcia Scones (Cherry Garcia is a Registered Trademark of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream)

I love Cherry Garcia ice cream from Ben and Jerry's.  I love it so much, I created a scone to match.  This is a 5 minute recipe to prepare and 10 minutes to bake.  How can you not like that?

For some odd reason, scones have become our Memorial Day breakfast tradition.

 Cherry Garcia AKA Cherry Chocolate Chunk Scones (Cherry Garcia is a Registered Trademark of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and I can't seem to find how to add the little R with a circle...)

1 c. dried cherries
2 Tbsp. water
2 c. Bisquick
1/4 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. butter
1/2 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. chocolate chunks OR Ghiradelli Bittersweet Chocolate chips

Combine cherries and water in a bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and leave a little corner open.  Microwave for 1 minute.  Set aside.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Cut butter into Bisquick and sugar.  Add chocolate chunks to dry ingredients.  Drain cherry juice into milk and vanilla.  Add cherries.  Combine until just mixed.  Scoop by ice cream scoop (or scant 1/4 cup) scones onto lightly greased cookie sheet.  If you like, you can sprinkle with sugar.  Bake for 10-11 minutes.  Cool slightly and enjoy with a good cup of coffee.

Happy Memorial Day!