In the summers I used to visit my grandparents house for weeks at a time. That meant early mornings checking out the tiny baby piglets, playing on a large butane tank, hanging clothes on a clothes pin line, dominoes after the lunch time nap, the hidden drawer of candy and trip to DQ for dinner. There was always something to do at their house and my aunt and uncle just lived on the other side of the cotton patch from them.
Lunchtime always meant you would have something for dessert alongside your newly opened can of coca cola. Lemon cake and sugar cookies were always seen sitting on the table. Lunches were simple and usually consisted of a sandwich with bread right out of the toaster oven or some kind of meat with fresh vegetables. Then it was off to the couch or guest bedroom to take an hour nap. I was always that kid that loved taking naps and I still do to this day.
This past Friday I lost my grandfather at the age of 93. In fact we had just celebrated his birthday the following weekend. He was a very simple man who loved to wear overalls, a cap, boots and his closet possessed only these items and a suit for his weekly church visit. There was no dishwasher, no grand TV, no cell phone and you can bet that he never played around on a computer or took a ride on an airplane. His life was simple and I love him for it.
I may not be able to sit at his table anymore for a piece of lemon cake or a sugar cookie but I’m happy that he is now reunited with his heavenly Father. These memories just make me realize how important it is to create your own with your family. So today I’m sharing these Thin Mint Popsicles in his memory for his sweet tooth that never passed up a dessert.
Love you grandpa…
Place all ingredients into a food blender. Pulse or blend until all cookie pieces are broken up.
Pour or spoon into a popsicle holder. Place in the freezer for at least 6 hours before serving.
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