TGIF: Le Gouter

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My sister and her girls are here for the weekend. We just got home from a fun “park day” afternoon with our local homeschool support group. So nice to come home to a cool house. It was 92 degrees here! Now as the boys fire up their video games, Janel and I are enjoying le gouter, the French version of an afternoon snack.

Both of us were French majors and lived in France during college, so we love to reenact French culture now that we’re back home. And an afternoon snack, French style, is bread and chocolate. How fun is that?!

So, I’m loving my Bliss chocolates and waffles. (With a little whipped cream.
Oh la la!

What kind of yummy afterschool snack do you enjoy at your house? Share your ideas with us!

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  1. For us…chip and salsa, popcorn, fruit are all stand-bys. If the kids are napping…bring on the chocolate!

  2. Heather says

    Chex mix, popcorn, chips n’salsa and lately hummusw/wheat thins has been the favorite.

  3. JessieLeigh says

    Oh, I LOVED pain au chocolat! And when I got home from France, my mom and I raided the “gourmet” section of the grocery store and would devour crusty bread, brie, and chocolate every afternoon.

    Now, I tend to toss a mix of cereal, dried fruit, crackers, pretzels, choc chips, and whatever else is handy together for my two preschoolers. Not so gourmet, but it relieves the tummy rumbles!

  4. Usually all I need is some coffee. Definitely cookies if we have any.
    Say hi to Janel for me – I miss her! Aimee P.

  5. Jennifer says

    Hmmm – chocolate and bread – yum! Too bad the whole bag of chocolate I scored at CVS earlier today got left on top of the dryer – ooops!

  6. We have been making “orange cream” at our house (homemade kefir with pulpy orange juice) Yummy! Otherwise the kids love to pop popcorn, have some yogurt, or some fruit.

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