Friday Night Bite

Friday nights in my house are “pizza picnic” nights.  We order pizzas, the girls spread a blanket on the floor, and we watch a movie together.  Sometimes, if I’m watching “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” for the 32nd time, I’ll multi-task and watch the movie while simultaneously pulling a “sip and flip” (translation: glass of wine and the pages of Vogue).

Pizza picnics are preceded by making dessert in the kitchen, and we take turns with the dessert recipes because I have two who love chocolate (way to go girls) and one who detests it (way to be your own person, sweetheart).  This past Friday night it was my anti-chocolate gal’s turn to indulge her sweet tooth in the kitchen, and so we basically made jello (bold move, huh?).  Here’s the recipe, in case you too have offspring who are missing the cocoa DNA strand.

Strawberry Yogurt Squares


2 (3 oz) boxes strawberry jello

2 cups boiling water

2 (10 oz) packages frozen strawberries

2 large bananas, finely diced

1 cup strawberry or banana yogurt


Dissolve jello in 2 cups of boiling water.  Add frozen strawberries, stirring occasionally until thawed.  Add finely diced bananas.

Pour half of the strawberry mixture into an 8x8x2 inch pan.  Chill.  Spread evenly with yogurt.  Pour remaining strawberry mixture on top of the yogurt.

Refrigerate until set.  Cut into 9 squares.  Top with whipped cream, or more yogurt if desired.

Enjoy!  And hey, you didn’t hear it here, but there’s a bag of chocolate chips waiting for you after the kids go to bed!

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