Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Cooking with Carter

Firstly, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that before beginning this recipe you make sure anyone who could possibly interrupt you is otherwise engaged. In this case, my dad was at work, Griffin was sleeping, and my mom was upstairs putting Peyton down for her nap so I knew the coast was clear. You want to have both the time and freedom to let your creative juices flow. I generally find I am at my most inventive just after my mom has told me that I can have an apple and string cheese for a snack. How boring. This recipe I found to be both fun to make and delicious.

Milk Shake

1 c. whole milk
20 tsp. Strawberry Hershey’s Syrup
1 raisin
1 container of yogurt
Water (optional)

Directions: Get your sippy cup of milk out of the fridge. Remove top. Put more and more and more strawberry syrup in so that it can be extra sweet. I estimate that I put in about 20 teaspoons although I didn’t actually use a spoon, I just squirted it in. Stir it up with a straw. Then put in one raisin and two scoops of yogurt (I use Yo-Baby). The raisin is fun to watch sink to the bottom and the yogurt makes cool purple clumps. Lastly, add in a couple drops of water. I added in the water because I had it on hand. It was supposed to be part of my original snack. But water isn’t a snack, it’s a drink. Mix again with your straw. Enjoy with sliced apple and dried mango dipped into it.


  1. That is the most entertainment I have had in a L-O-N-G time, Carter! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  2. Grandma said...
    Carter, I'll have all these ingredients ready for you when you come to Michigan. I'm going to want one of these for breakfast!

  3. Carter, you are a very creative cook! Babu and Bibi look forward to more of your recipes!