Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A tasty side of teething

TEETHING IS AWFUL...for everyone involved.  And to make it worse, for me at least, I have two kids teething at once - a 1 year old getting all of his fronts and a 2.5 year old getting her 2 year molars.  We have meltdowns, we have tantrums.  I blink, one, or both cries.  We don't sleep. We don't eat.  It's no good, simply put.

And then today I had a rare occurrence...two babies napping at the same time.  I opened a thing of greek yogurt and almost sat down (which pretty much never happens), and then I had this great idea.  Teething kids love cold things in their mouths.  Teething kids don't eat.  Freeze the yogurt!  YUM!

So here's how it went down.  I put wax paper over a big plate and emptied one thing of black cherry (or whatever flavor you love) yogurt into a sandwich sized ziplock. 

Then I snipped just a tiny tip off the bag...

And piped the yogurt into small circles (about the size of a finger tip or so) starting in the middle and working out...

Popped them in the freezer for a couple of hours, peeled them off the wax paper, and they are ready to go.  As soon as the little ones woke they were fussing, so I gave them these and they loved them.  (I'm not going to lie, I had my fair share as well because they are delicious and nearly guilt free!!)

The only negative thing is that they melt pretty fast.  I gave them to these guys on the plate that had been in the freezer and that kept them from melting a bit.  On the plus side, they're cold and hopefully provided some relief from those darn teeth, they're healthy, taste awesome and are super easy to make.