Did you have these popsicle molds in your freezer as a kid? I don’t know if we did or not, but there’s something nostalgic about them, which is why I picked them up at a thrift store last summer. Since then, I’ve seen them all over the place (and right now mini-versions are in the dollar aisle for 50 cents at Target!).
I’ve been waiting for a perfect popsicle recipe. But it turns out I don’t have a blender (how is it I don’t have a blender?), and every time I look up a recipe it includes an ingredient I don’t have and am too lazy to remember on my next shopping trip. So the molds have just sat in a pile in my cupboard – until I discovered what I am calling the Lazy Mom’s Popsicle Recipe:
Yes, that is my whole recipe: applesauce. You need 1) popsicle molds and 2) applesauce. You don’t even need a spoon – just pour it from the jar into the molds and throw them in the freezer. Within an hour or two you have a healthy snack for the kiddos (or yourself, if you’re minding your fat roll, like I am).
You’ve probably discovered this genius tip forever ago, but in case you’re like me and it practically takes someone pointing it out, I thought I would do so here – just in time for 4th of July picnics and such.
And while we’re on the Target tip – these bandanas were also in the dollar aisle, on clearance for 50 cents. How does a mommy to two girls resist strawberries and “pinkalicious” and 50 cents?