What I remember most about that day is what we did for a reading activity. We read the book Today is Monday by Eric Carle. We started school on a Wednesday so we made zoop. Now my friends to this day I have no idea what "zoop" is. In fact I have pondered this recently as I was reading to my kidos. On this particular Wednesday many moons ago, "zoop" was what I would now call gorp ~ a mixture of granola, raisins, peanuts and m&ms.
But I digress ~
Leaping forward to this day...it has been a glorious fall day here in our neck of the woods. Mary Frances started choir, and the rest of us got to play at the park ~ one we haven't been to in years. Frank has a meeting and dinner for work. Everyone was being really good and sweet and helpful and kind and well all of those other adjectives that you wish your children were all of the time. I decided we should have some dessert.
So here's what I did...I knew there was some ice cream in the freezer. And then I recalled that I had stashed some unused sugar cookie dough in there somewhere. Oh yeah, there was also some leftover homemade magic shell chocolate sauce in the refrigerator.
Hmm...what did I do? I ran through my head full of idea files. Sometime during the summer I saw in a magazine where someone had formed cookie dough on the backside of a muffin pan to make a bowl for ice cream. So that my friends is what we tried.
I took out the dough to defrost. We played for a few minutes. We took baths. We ate supper.
Then, I rolled out my dough. I cut circles. I placed the circles of cookie dough on the backside of a mini muffin pan.
I took the cookie bowls off of the pan and placed them on individual plates. I let them cool and therefore harden while I cleaned the kitchen and the magic shell chocolate sauce heated in a pot of boiling water. Remember we have no microwave. Oh wait, I might not have told you that before. I'll save that for another day.
I gave each of us one scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce. Perfect portions!
I think I'll begin calling Wednesday dessert ZOOP.