I decided to make snack sized ice cream sandwiches using Quaker Oats Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. My girls were so excited to be welcomed home by these ice cream sandwiches – who wouldn’t be? I mean it is ice cream between two cookies after all.
Yep, the simple things are very often all we need to bring smiles to little faces. It only took one bite for the spring break celebration to get started. At this point I was officially mommy of the year – at least for the next ½ hour or so.
These cookies have 170 calories and 10 grams of whole grain per serving. They also provide a good source of fiber and contain 7 grams of total fat per serving. Quaker Oats Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies were the perfect cookie for this fun afterschool snack.
Now I can’t forget about hubby. I decided to give him a little extra because he is kind of a giant kid and I knew he could (and would) eat about 10 ice cream sandwiches. So, I thought instead of an ice cream sandwich I would crumble some cookies over a bowl of ice cream. I guess you can say it was an “open-faced” ice cream sandwich of sorts.
Well, whatever it is called, he was just as excited as our kids to get a bowl of ice cream with crumbled cookies. Again, the little things that help me become mommy and now wife of the year.
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Every year, when spring break rolls around, all of us are ready for well - a break. Until then it is go go go with dance classes, school, work, after school activities, and everything else that a family of 4 has to do. Pure craziness I tell ya! Sometimes one has to wonder how we get it all done. In my opinion, coffee has a lot to do with it but that is a whole other post.
Fortunately, all of the craziness comes to a halt the Friday before spring break. It is fantastic!
I wanted my kids and husband to come home to a very special after school treat that day. I knew they would be ready to put their feet up and begin their spring break staycation as soon as they walked in the door! As I went through the fun snack file in my mind I tried to pick something that would be a nice welcomed surprise for an after school snack. It was spring break after all and I wanted something that celebrated the next 7 days off.
Check out the slideshow above to see what Kitchen Daily curator Skinny Mom's Kitchen made for her family!
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