Picture this, my husband and I are sitting in my son's third grade classroom on Open House night for parents only. We are both hunched uncomfortably in those little purple plastic elementary chairs listening intently to sweet Mrs. Brennan's expectations for the year. She runs down the usual topics . . . supplies, curriculum, behavior . . . my eyes start to glaze and my mind goes into left field.
I didn't buy enough panko for the cod cakes I am making for dinner tonight.
Has the laundry been moved to the dryer?
Did that UPS tracking # say it was delivering tomorrow?
All of sudden I hear Mrs. Brennan say, like the cracking of bumpers in a fender bender, "The kids will have a 10am snack time this year." Wait. What? After what felt like a very slow swallow, my mind started scanning the snack isle in the grocery store. What am I going to pack my son for a snack? What is going to sustain his energy until lunch? Can I make it healthy? Can I make it delicious? Will he eat snacks that don't contain a goldfish or a pretzel rod. There is hope my friends! My 8 year old is loving this recipe. We even started getting creative and pouring these ingredients into a very small blender for 1 serving shakes as an alternative. Enjoy!