Monday, October 5, 2009

Cup of Dirt

I thought it would be fun to make "Cup of Dirt" for dessert one night. I made the chocolate pudding and poured it into bowls, added gummy worms and topped with crushed Oreo cookies. I put them in the fridge to get cold.

I wasn't sure how I was going to introduce the idea to Sammi, but the perfect moment presented itself. She was starting to fall asleep on the couch at about 5:30 which only spells disaster. In trying to wake her up, I told her we were having a special dessert after dinner. Intrigued she perked up and asked what we were having. I told her a cup of dirt.

She looked quite concerned and told me we don't eat dirt. I told her it was okay and I'd found a few worms to make it that much better. She spent from then until we presented the dessert saying over and over, "But we don't eat dirt, Mommy!" I started telling her she'd just have to see it before she decided. I thought once she saw it she would know it was a gummy worm and Oreos.

But I was wrong. She wouldn't even touch it! Brent went and got another Oreo, showed it to Sammi and then crushed it in his hand so she could see that the crumbs were the same as the ones in her dessert dish. She just took the remaining cookie from Brent's hand and ate it! She wouldn't try it until she saw us take bites.

She was still worried about the worm and didn't ever eat it. Once she got a taste of it, she started to warm up to the idea. She was even able to joke about eating dirt. But she isn't a big fan of pudding so she didn't finish her dessert. Oh well. The build up was PERFECT! I couldn't have asked for it to be better. I didn't think she'd buy it so it was a lot of fun to play it up and drag it out through dinner.

Elli had fun playing with the Oreo crumbs,
but wasn't a fan of the pudding, either.
As you can see, she loved her rice at dinner.


Jenni said...

too darn cute! That Sammi Girl is one smart cookie!

Passey said...

It was VERY funny to be part of. Sammi could hardly eat her dinner she was so concerned about the cup of dirt.

EmJay said...

That sounds like a cute april fools day trick. I love her new haircut!

Jenifuz said...

that's adorable!

lee said...

I love it! Too funny!

My real question from this post is the fact that 2 Passey girls don't eat pudding. I happen to be married to a Passey girl that doesnt eat pudding. Is there any true Passey blood that eats pudding? Or is it up to the out-laws to enjoy such a delicacy?

Allie has informed me that Passeys only like "Top Soil" none of this "Indian Clay" business.

Amber said...

Lee, Brent gobbled his pudding right up. In fact, I buy the snack pudding packs for him to take to school. So maybe it's a girl-Passey thing! I was going to make it with ice cream because Sammi would eat that for sure, but Brent suggested the pudding. So there you go :)