Don’t ask me where it came from. This morning the Princess Cupcake asked for popcorn and a smoothie for breakfast. We were fresh out of smoothies, but I obliged her on the popcorn. It was a new request, and I was amused.
Brought her home tonight after a rousing round of shopping for my MARTHA STEWART OUTFIT (have you heard yet? OMG OMG OMG… more in a bit), and our first lesson in stealing – yes, we took it back — and she started professing to me the best recipe for smoothies after I explained that we have the yogurt, but not the fresh fruit (sigh, don’t judge me, I have a list for the store growing…):
“Pok-corn, chocolate and marshmallows. You put it in a cup and melt it and it’s a smoothie. See?!”
She dragged her stepstool from one end of the kitchen to another, helped herself to the leftover “pok-corn” from breakfast, dropped it into a pink Minnie Mouse cup and followed me around chanting about making a smoothie, waving her cup of corn.
“What is she saying?”
it’s a commercial in the Cowboy game and the hubs is now curious as to what’s actually going on in his own house.
“She says that a smoothie is made with popcorn, chocolate and marshmallows,” I explain matter-of-factly.
“Oh. You should do it,” he retorts.
“I’m way ahead of you,” I chuckle.
I got out the bar blender, a bag of mini chocolate chips and campfire marshmallows leftover from our Owl S’mores, and told the kid to have at it. I mean really, I like all those things. How bad can it be? I’ve seen the guy who does the “will it blend” videos and I swear this is way easier than when he chewed up an iPhone.
So she did.
Very precisely she put just the “right” amount of “pok-corn,” several handfuls of mini chocolate chips, and about 4 marshmallows into the top of the blender. I was permitted to add a small amount of milk – “THAT’S ENOUGH!” – and making sure the top was on, let her rip.
She was quite pleased with the result when we poured it in a glass, but I thought it a bit thin. With lots of chunks. I suggested that we add ice cream.
“Oh yes, yes. Ice cream. That’d be very very good,” she says nodding.
A couple scoops of ice cream and she was a bar master.
“It’s DELICIOUS! It’s DELICIOUS! It’s DELICIOUS!” as she ran sloshing from kitchen to living room.
She insisted we each have a glass of her delightful concoction – and even carried Daddy’s to him while still clutching her own.
As long as you like bits of marshmallow in your smoothies, I dare say it wasn’t bad. Actually, the hubs and I both finished ours.
So there you have it. A new recipe to try and a lesson learned: Popcorn is your secret ingredient for your next breakfast smoothie.
So… did you hear that I was chosen to attend the Martha Stewart show next week? I am so freakin’ excited that I can barely concentrate on work. Read the full story here. But I need your help! Princess Cupcake and I are searching for the perfect outfit to wear – that adheres the dress code (yes, there’s a dress code). I’ll post photos tomorrow of what I have so far and you can tell me what you think Martha would like the best!