Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Recipe...A Story...and A Freebie

Tis the season...for a party.  If you will indulge me I have a GREAT recipe to share.  It's easy, it's quick, and everyone will think you are the best cook ever.

You will need:
18 frozen dinner rolls (so a package of 36 will make to take to your pot luck, one to stay in home)
1 (3-ounce) package of butterscotch pudding (not instant)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup melted butter

Arrange frozen dinner rolls in a bundt pan.  Sprinkle the rolls with the dry pudding mix, brown sugar, and chopped pecans.  Drizzle the melted butter over it all.  Cover with a dishcloth and let rise overnight or about 12 hours.  Bake at 350 F for about 25 minutes.  Cool only about 5-10 minutes, then turn upside down onto serving plate.

Prep time is about 10-15 minutes, it rises while you sleep, it bakes while you are getting showered and ready...and you have something warm and yummy to take to school.  Can you hear them singing your praises?  I can.

Is your staff having a party?  Do you need entertainment?  I first heard this story my first year teaching (I wish I had a scanner to show you the old typed copy I have kept all these years).  I was homesick and it reminded me of my own mom.  You MUST read this aloud with a first grade Dick and Jane voice. 

See Mother,
See Mother Laugh, Mother Is Happy.
Mother Is Happy About Christmas.

Mother Has Many Plans.
Mother Has Many Plans For Christmas.
Mother Is Organized.
Mother Smiles All The Time.
Funny, Funny, Mother.

See Mother.
See Mother Smile.  Mother Is Happy.
The Shopping Is All Done.  See The Children Watch T.V.
Watch, Children, Watch.
See The Children Change Their Minds.
See Them Ask Santa For Different Things.

Look, Look, Mother Is Not Smiling.
Funny, Funny, Mother.

See Mother.
See Mother Sew.
See Mother Make Dresses.
See Mother Make Robes.
See Mother Make Shirts.
See Mother Put The Zipper In Wrong.
See Mother Sew The Dress On The Wrong Side.
See Mother Put The Material Away Until January.

Look, Look, See Mother Take A Tranquilizer.
Funny, Funny, Mother.

See Mother.
See Mother Buy Raisins And Nuts.
See Mother Buy Candied Pineapple And Powdered Sugar.
See Mother Buy Flour And Dates And Pecans And Brown Sugar And Bananas And Spices And Vanilla.
Look, Look, Mother Is Mixing Everything Together.
See The Children Press Out Cookies.
See The Flour On Their Elbows.
See The Cookies Burn.
See The Cake Fall.
See The Children Pull Taffy.
See Mother Pull Her Hair.

See Mother Clean The Kitchen With The Garden Hose.
Funny, Funny, Mother.

See Mother Wrap Presents.
See Mother Look For The End Of The Scotch Tape Roll.
See Mother Bite Her Fingernails.
See Mother Go.
See Mother Go To The Store 12 Times In One Hour.
Go, Mother, Go.
See Mother Go Faster.
See Mother Run.

See Mother Trim The Tree.
See Mother Have A Party.
See Mother Make Popcorn.
See Mother Wash The Walls.
See Mother Scrub The Rug.
Go, Mother, Go.
See Mother Tear Up The Organized Plans.
See Mother Forget The Gift For Uncle Harold.
See Mother Get The Hives.
Go, Mother, Go.

See The Far-Away Look In Mother’s Eye.
Mother Has Become Disorganized.
Mother Has Become Disoriented.
Funny, Funny, Mother.

It Is Finally Christmas Morning.
See The Happy Family.
See Father Smile.
Father Is Happy.  Smile Father Smile.

Father Loves Fruitcake.
Father Loves Christmas Pudding.
Father Loves All His New Neckties.

Look, Look, See The Happy Children.
See The Children’s Toys.
Santa Was Very Good To The Children.
The Children Will Remember This Christmas.

See Mother.
Mother Is Slumped In A Chair.
Mother Is Crying Uncontrollably.
Funny, Funny, Mother.

Mother Does Not Look Well.
Mother Has Ugly Dark Circles Under Her Blood-Shot Eyes.
Everyone Helps Mother To Her Bed.
See Mother Sleep.
See Mother Sleep Under Heavy Sedation.
See Mother.  See Mother Smile.
Funny, Funny, Mother.

(Author Unknown)

If you have stayed with me this far, then you deserve a freebie.  First, if you click here you can download this story.  Next is a game I share with my students just because.  It is a game I played with my own kids when they were growing up and now at least once at Christmas with my grandkids.  

Click on the picture to download Don't Eat Pete!

Now let's get a party started!!  Freebielicious has a party going on...a linky party!  Check out all the wonderfully talented bloggers offering their talents for FREE!!!  Click here or on the banner to hop on over.


  1. I loved the whole post! The snack sounds yummy, the story is cute and I love the freebie. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Hey Terri,
    Great chatting with you tonight. Looking forward to great blogging friendship!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

    1. It was fun! Looking forward to getting to know you better.

  3. Thanks! My kids loved the Don't Eat Pete game.