Spring is in full bloom here in Charlotte. The mid 70 degree weather, longer days, and the spring showers are all here. In honor of Spring, I decided to eat dirt.
My first experience eating dirt came when I was in Kindergarten. One of my classmates was turning five so his mom brought in a big bucket of dirt complete with worms! Gummy worms that is. I am sure you probably have realized that I am not talking about the dirt you find outside, but more of the dessert kind involving chocolate pudding or ice cream, or whipped cream, or a mixture of all three. This delicious dessert is then topped with crushed Oreo cookies and gummy worms!
I made this with a chocolate pudding I found on Epicurious.com, but you can use your favorite type of chocolate pudding. This was my first time making chocolate pudding ( I have made pudding for banana pudding countless times). Like macaroni and cheese, home made is far superior to the boxed kind. I will definitely be experimenting more with pudding as the year goes on. This dessert is perfect for eating outside while taking time to stop and smell the roses and watch dogs play. That being said, here are some pictures of the roses in my Mom’s yard.
And no, I am not hand modeling for this. I conned my friend Mary Mitchell to model these and in return she kept the roses. Yes I, I pay my hand models in food or flowers. Here are some other flowers around the yard.
and now for the dynamic duo of Oscar and Murphy! The wiener dogs!
I have a feeling you will be seeing more dirt, dogs and roses as spring turns into summer! Enjoy Spring!