Thea Anna's pudding dessert
Do you ever think back on a particular food that reminds you of your childhood? I do, one in particular - Thea Anna's pudding dessert. This sweet was a staple at birthday parties, cookouts, holidays, ect.
Thea means aunt in Greek, but is also commonly used out of respect with non family members. While Thea Anna and I are not blood related, she is no doubt my second mother. I spent almost as much time in her home as my own growing up, and her two daughters and I think of each other as sisters. Our mothers are best friends and together we make up one big fat happy Greek family! Both Thea Anna and my mother have an unusual affinity towards extreme cleanliness, so as children we were encouraged to play with toys that couldn't cause detrimental damage to walls/carpets/furniture/decorative pieces/ect. We stuck to relatively mess-free play - riding bikes, Barbie dolls, hide and seek, ect. This meant that crafts and cooking were out of the question - these activities posed too high of a risk to cause destruction to our homes. Don't get me wrong, I love them for it! And despite the play restrictions we are all creative in our own right, can cook edible food, and are incredibly clean.
So when asked to write a creative kid friendly blog, I was at a complete loss. That is until Thea Anna's pudding dessert came to mind. It tastes amazing, is super easy to make, and above all is kid friendly. To verify this point I recruited a family member's child to help me make it. She told me that she had fun - so it is in fact kid approved!
- (3) 5.1 oz JELL-O vanilla pudding
- (1) half gallon of milk
- (2) 14.4 oz boxes of graham crackers
- (1) 16 oz Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge frosting
- (1) 12 oz Cool Whip
- Prepare pudding as directed on box
- Line (1) 15 x 10 x 2 glass baking dish with chocolate frosted graham crackers
- Top with 1/3 of the vanilla pudding
- Continue until you have filled the baking dish with three layers of frosted graham crackers and pudding
- Top with Cool Whip and sprinkles
- Refrigerate overnight