So we'll skim over what we all learned in grade school. If nothing else I think we can all use to consume a little less. We can bring a fabric bag to the store rather than get a plastic one. We can use reusable water bottles. Our brown bag lunches can be in reusable bags instead with reusable containers. We can all recycle. There is no need to be putting items in the landfill that can have a new life as something else.
Of course that is all low hanging fruit, but I figured telling you not to hose dry cleaning chemicals down the floor drain wouldn't apply to most of you. ;-) Besides if we all take just a few small steps in the right direction we can make a big change for the earth as a whole.
Do you do anything to celebrate Earth Day? I think we will spend the day getting our garden ready for planting. I have also seen some really cute crafts on Pinterest. Maybe little dude and I will have to try to do one of those. What we should definitely do is celebrate with some dirt pudding!
It is funny, because it had been years since we had dirt pudding last. Then my sister requested it for her birthday this year. Then we made single serve jars of dirt pudding for her wedding along with all sorts of other treats. Then I just couldn't help but to make it again for our Easter party. I thought it would be fun studded with carrots. I actually made a double batch. One batch went into a trifle bowl and the other went into jars. That way some were easy grab and go treats, so everyone could get back out to the egg hunt. But if people wanted just a little scoop (I don't get it either!), they were able to take as much or as little as they wanted. We didn't have much left. I think it is because it has such fond childhood memories for so many. Of course you could go full retro on it and add the gummy worms, but chocolate carrots were a fun change of pace!
2 packages instant vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz whipped topping
1 package Oreos, crushed
- Mix together pudding mix and cold milk. Chill while preparing the rest.
- Cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix until combined. Stir in the pudding mixture and then the whipped topping.
- Layer 1/3 of the crushed Oreos in a trifle dish, 9x13 pan or a bunch of single serve containers. Top with 1/2 of the pudding mixture. Layer with more Oreos, pudding and then the rest of the Oreos.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Shared at Meal Plan Monday