In case you hadn’t heard, southern New England got a bit of snow last night. It’s hard to say how much. The wind has pushed so much of it around and the drifts are 4 feet high in places. We had to shovel out a path from the door just so the dog could get out to do his business this morning. He is currently plopped in front of the wood stove and has made it known that he has no desire to go outside again today.
My girls ventured outside first thing this morning. Ten minutes later they came back thoroughly defeated by the snow. We quickly decided it would be a perfect day to stay in, wait for the plow to show up, and make some snow treats. (The grown-ups, however, are going to have to get outside and deal with reality sooner rather than later. It’s going to take a good bit of shoveling to get to the chickens and open their coop door.)
Then there is the whole Snow Ice Cream genre. It’s easier and quicker than Snow Candy. But it requires pristine snow. Lucky for us, we’ve got plenty at the moment right outside our front door.
How to Make Snow Ice Cream (video). Mix together 4 cups fresh clean snow, 1/2 cup whole milk or half and half, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Serve.
Maple Snow Cream from Foodie Tots. A simple and tasty looking recipe. Wouldn’t mind a big slice of coconut cake to go with it. But like I said, I’ve got some shoveling to deal with. I’m looking at an excellent upper body workout today!
Happy weekend! Let me know if there are any other snow treats out there that I don’t know about.
I don’t know about you, but my kids are more excited for the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet than they are for the big game. It’s safe to say that I’m not terribly excited about any of it. The snacking possibilities will have to carry me through. Woe is me.
Some of these snacks are healthier than others. May the force be with you and may your team win.
Also here are some other fun looking recipes that I would happily gobble up on Superbowl Sunday:
Three Layer Dip from Choosing Raw
Low Fat Dip Recipes from Simple Nourished Living
Bacon wrapped chicken bites form Skinny Taste
Avo-dilla from Healthy Happy Life
Mexican Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing from Noble Pig
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds from Jane Spice
and last but not least, Chex Soctcheroos from Yammie’s Gluten Freedom
We’ve got a pretty quiet Thanksgiving planned this year. But in the past I’ve been so busy planning for a house full of friends and kids that I haven’t even had time to post about Thanksgiving goodies.
The world is a happier place when guests (especially the kids) have little somethings to munch on so they don’t have any problem making it to the main event.
Here are some suggestions for Thanksgiving snacks. All of them can be made a day or two beforehand. And all of them are kid-approved.
I hope you all have a day full of laughter and yumminess.
The days are getting shorter and the nights are cooler. Instead of shopping for new sweaters at Anthropologie I should be dealing with all the herbs I planted this spring. At least I’ve got some of the basil taken care of with this Basil Hummus.
This is a winner of a recipe from An Organic Conversation that I found via seaweed snacks. It is simple to prepare and has the perfect amount of garlic and lemon juice. It’s great for dipping and on sandwiches. Love it.
Preheating Your Oven from Dorie Greenspan.
Foolproof Homemade Yogurt from The Girls’ Guide to Guns and Butter.
End Picky Eating With The Rotation Rule from It’s Not About Nutrition.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars from Brown Eyed Baker.
10 Essentials for Raising Happy Eaters from Raise Healthy Eaters.
11 Ways to Use Stale Bread from Keeper of the Home.
4 Tips for Building a Better Veggie Burger from The Kitchn.
How to Make Sour Dill Pickles from America’s Test Kitchen Feed.
Preschoolers, Snacking and Cavities from It’s Not About Nutrition.