The Sprouts: Special Spoons


Poor Spoon, he feels plain and boring compared to his friends: fork, knife and especially exotic chopsticks!! But he soon learns that all the other utensils think he has the best of all worlds. Although the spoons in our house don’t get used every night, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, makes an excellent point in Spoon— they are pretty special. The other utensils in the story esteem Spoon’s special pot banging abilities; it's the dish that gets to run away with the spoon; and they delight in his ability to jump into bowls of ice cream.

This past weekend during our final summer hurrah, I found a spoon keychain with the imprint, Mom’s Keys, in many ways a special symbol of where I am right now in life. So as we wind down the summer and approach the final week before school we’ll cross off the last summer time requests: riding the trolley, catching a walleye, holding a frog, tubing, eating lunch at Sha Sha resort, visiting the Malt Shop, throwing a few more rocks into Lake Superior, taking a bus ride to the library, enjoying the reaps of our garden, taking one last picnic and dipping our spoons into homemade berry frozen yogurt (requested by O, who as some of you know LOVES everything blue!). What’s on your list for end of summer fun?

Frozen Yogurt


8 ounces frozen berries (need to be frozen)

½ cup honey

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 t vanilla

1 t lemon juice


First pulse the fruit in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Then add the honey, yogurt, vanilla and lemon juice. It should be firm, so if too soft, place in the freezer.

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