Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Midweek Moments-Whipped Cream Ghosts

When my girls were small, I always had big plans for Halloween. A yummy holiday themed dinner with no stress or hurry before we headed out Trick or Treating. Reality was much different! Dinner was usually chaos and hurried, and dessert was often half finished or not even started when it was time to head out. I learned to simplify and adjust my expectations. From then on, dinner was often a pumpkin shaped pizza from a local takeout joint and desert became this super easy whipped cream and pudding ghost. The book I chose was "Ten Timid Ghosts", but there are a lot of ghost stories to choose from.

For each ghost you will need:
*a pudding cup or small bowl of pudding
*whipped cream of your choice (about 1/4 cup per ghost) in a zip top bag
*Mini M&Ms, chocolate chips, junior mints or other small candies

Squish all the whipped cream into the corner of the zip top bag. Remove the air as much as possible and zip the bag shut. Cut the corner off of the bag (a little less than a half of an inch from the corner). Open the pudding (or put some pudding in a bowl). Twist the bag close to the whipped cream and squeeze whipped cream onto the pudding. Start by squeezing hard and taper off as you get to the top of your "ghost" (I know, this looks a little like a certain emoji that's popular these days-that's for another day),

Use chocolate chips, M&Ms, or other candies to give the ghost eyes and a mouth (or whatever else you want to add). Done and ready to eat.


Tips and tricks:
*If your ghost tips over when you add the eyes and mouth, just use a spoon to stand it back up.
*These ghost could also be put on cupcakes, a larger cake, or a family sized bowl of pudding. My daughter Zoey just likes whipped cream, so she made hers in an empty bowl!
*As always remember-
                  You are making memories, not masterpieces!

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