On Friday I turned 33, and I decided to make myself some dessert. It’s how a foodie does birthdays.
It’s a kid dish, with a delicious twist. And let me tell you, it is way easier than building a campfire.
While enjoying the dip with my daughter, I tried to think of a unique way to acknowledge my birthday. I missed the boat on the whole “30 before 30” deal; so I thought, what if I finally made a bucket list? I’ve been meaning to write one for years.
So I sat down, gave it some thought, and yes, googled “bucket list ideas”.
These made the list:
1. Travel. Seemed a bit open-ended, but a ton of my bucket list-type thoughts involve traveling; mostly out of the country. When the kids are older, and we have money to burn (wishful thinking) I plan to check some countries off my list. Italy, France, Ireland… yes!
2. Have a decent wardrobe. I spend a lot of time with my kids. That means yoga pants, lots of boyfriend cardigans, and comfy shoes. Someday, I hope to have a purse that lasts more than a season, and shoes with designer labels. Sigh.
3. Create art. I’d use real paint and maybe even an easel. Something of my own design.
4. Enter a food competition. I used to watch those food contests on tv all the time. I would love to enter one for the fun of it.
5. (Re)Learn how to play piano. I used to play when I was a kid, and fell out of practice when I got older. I would love to work on that skill again, and maybe even take some lessons.
6. Take a ballet class. Ballet is another activity that I wish I had kept up as a teenager. How fun would it be to dance in a production? Plus I’ve heard it’s a killer workout.
7. Run a half-marathon. Notice I didn’t say “marathon”. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves here. I know my limits. But, I do like to run, and would love to train for a long-distance event. It would be a great accomplishment.
8. Grow a vegetable garden. Every year, I tell myself that I will grow all the herbs I need, instead of buying them at the store. I’d like to do that, as well as grow everything from tomatoes to carrots. That would be such a fun project to do with my daughters.
In the meantime, we’ll bond over the most delicious dip I’ve ever made.
Anything that starts with melted chocolate and cream cheese is going to be a winner.
The cream cheese adds a tangy, creamy flavor to the chocolate. Not to be missed.
Then, layer up the dip. Super easy.
Happy Birthday to me…
- 3oz., PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
- 1 package, Honey Maid Graham Crackers
- 1 package, Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
- 1 package, Hershey's Chocolate Bar