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Sometimes it’s good to have fun with food and so requires taking drastic measures like reverting back to the good ole days of being a kid once again. So for our lunch today we had a kids menu. Yeah that’s right! We ate some old fashioned peanut butter and pancake syrup sandwiches, icees, along with sweetened yogurt with maraschino cherries on top. It was Dee-licious, fun and brought us back to chatting about our childhood memories as we ate.

My husband is one of the best story tellers alive. He had me laughing so hard as he told of his boyhood adventures of how he’d chased down the city bus once to avoid being jumped by a gang of boys when his buddies weren’t around to help.

And of course for me, he knows that I used to run with wolves, LOL! Being a full fledged tom boy at age 9 ½ was amazing and I loved keeping up with all five (5) of my brothers playing basket ball in the school yard and whatnot, and that I now know how to fix almost anything that’s broken and could pound the hell out of a nail in the wall thanks to my hanging around with my brothers back then. LOL! But those days of running with wolves was short lived because mama snatched me up real quick, put me in a girly dress, some bobbie socks and patent leather shoes and off to charm school I went the next summer.



6 heaping tablespoons of creamy peanut butter

6 heaping tablespoons of maple or Mrs. Buttersworth pancake syrup

4-8 slices of bread

Directions: Mix and blend the peanut butter and pancake syrup together in a bowl until smooth and creamy, then slather on bread for sandwiches.




12 heaping Tablespoons of plain yogurt

8-10 maraschino cherries

2-4 tablespoons of juice from the maraschino cherries

8-10 drops of vanilla flavored stevia


Mix the stevia in with the yogurt then divide yogurt into two small bowls. Put 4 cherries on top and two tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice over the top of each bowl of yogurt and it’s ready to eat.



1 pack of unsweetened koolaide (I like either black cherry, blueberry, grape or orange)

2 Quarts of Ice cold water

½ cup boiling water

2-4 cups of sugar or

8-10 packets of stevia


1- 2 quart pitcher

2 plastic cups with lids

or 2-3 Ice cube trays


1. Make 1 pitcher of unsweetened koolaide by first melting the sugar and koolaide in a half cup of hot water. 2. then pour into pitcher along with ice cold water, stir 3. Then pour to the top both plastic cups or the ice cube trays with koolaide. 4. Put the cups or ice trays in the freezer til frozen and put the rest of koolaide in the refrigerator to drink later or save to make more icees. 5. Once the cups or ice cube trays are frozen solid, they are ready to eat. Just pop out the koolaide ice cubes into a cup or bowl.



I like to call my self a happy soul, a daydreamer and have a heart of a gypsy. Love to use my imagination. And trying out new things. Life can be so wonderful and enjoyable when I am being positive and releasing.
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