We discovered that one sure fire way to turn a frown upside down is to give a kid his very first popsicle. I recently discovered Pinterest (fun! as if I needed another online distraction), and I saw this recipe for a healthier fudgesicle. So easy and very tasty, the coconut is wonderful and we made ours with peanut butter for extra yum. We thought Little Smith would just have a taste but quickly realized he was going to finish this thing. Do not attempt to separate a boy from his popsicle.
And while the adults did also enjoy these fudgesicles, a tough day demanded a slightly stronger treat.
There's no recipe to share here; vodka and anything we could find in our fridge. Neither one of us knows much about cocktails (usually more beer and wine drinkers) but since we were catching up on some Mad Men it just seemed right. Smiles for the whole family.