Have a kid that won't stop eating dirt? Don't fight it! Instead, give them some safe "dirt" to chow on!
Ice cream in the flavor of your choice
Small terra cotta pots
Store-bought pound cake
Round cookie cutter
Real or plastic flowers
Choose small, round terra cotta pots and wash and dry them
Using store-bought pound cake, cut circular pieces of cake to
fill the bottom of each pot.
Place a drinking straw into the middle of each piece of cake.
Trim the straw so that the top extends just beyond the top of the
Fill each pot with your choice of ice cream. Bury a few wiggly
gummy worms in the ice cream as a surprise.
Place the pots back in the freezer until you are ready to serve
When you are ready to serve your ice cream, put a package of
Oreo cookies in the food processor and blend until the cookies are
fine crumbs. Place a real or plastic flower into the straw in each
pot. Sprinkle the Oreo "dirt" on top. Then "dig" in!
Caitlin Murray Giles is a full-time mother of three and part-time freelance writer living in Wicker Park.