Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pudding = Special

Every so often as a kid my mom would make us instant pudding and put it in these pretty little crystal goblets and surprise us.  (The same crystal goblets cats eat out of in those stupid Fancy Feast commercials.)  I always remember feeling like it was so special and what a treat it was to see my mom pull that yummy treat out of the fridge and to eat out of fancy goblets.

So last night, I made the kids some good old instant vanilla pudding (with a sprinkle of chocolate chips) and served it up in these cute sundae cups I keep hidden away for "special" occasions.  Well, the reaction I got from the kid was pretty much the same as it had been for my siblings and me all those years ago.  Such excitement over a little pudding and special serving dishes!  Bryce kept telling me how much he loved me.

What's funny is that Jason's mom did something similar for them.  She used these cute little Tupperware dishes that Jason said she only used for special pudding nights.  Jason remembers she would put a dollop of whipped cream in the center sometimes too. In fact, she has since given them to my kids and they now play with them all the time in their little kitchen.

So I guess serving pudding in special dishes is a family tradition.  It makes me wonder if a lot of people do this for their kids since both of our moms randomly did it too.


Viv said...

We had pudding - sometimes layed choc & vanilla for super special - in fancy glass gobblets too! Must have been in a magazine thay all ready, or a Jello pudding ad :) My girls love it when I do that too - good tradition and cheap and tastey too!

Erin said...

Add me to the special pudding dish group... LOL! My mom always did this and I've done it for my kids too once in awhile!

Heather said...

OH! My Oma did that--hers was the cook and serve kind these pretty glass dishes. She would put them next to each other in the fridge to cool off and cover them with one sheet of plastic wrap. That is one of my fondest childhood memories...chocolate pudding at Oma's house. I'd always check the fridge to see if they were in there when I arrived.

Heather said...

P.S. I'm lovin' Piper's pigtails!