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.
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.
Mini fish tacos from Inspired Taste.
Granola Chocolate Bites from Eat Life Whole.
Fruits and Vegetables at Every Meal and Every Snack — Every Darned Day from It’s Not About Nutrition.
My Skills Include Eating Dounuts: Social Media Explained at Gastronomista.
No Muffin Left Behind: 5 Common Baking Problems and How to Fix Them from America’s Test Kitchen. Also check out Taco Night, Unleashed.
I’m a big fan of link round ups lately. Here are more ideas for healthy Valentine’s Day snacks (and breakfast and lunch) than you ever wanted. My kids are sure to be drowning in candy at school. So I’ll probably be taking it easy when they’re at home. Or maybe not. We’ll see.
Heart-shaped hard boiled egg from Anna The Red
Heart-shaped potato skins from Make the best of everything!
Calzone hearts from Craftzine.
Chicken soup with heart-shaped carrots from Sophistimom.
Vanilla Apples with Sweetheart Croutes from Recipe Girl.
Valentine’s Day Bread from Bread in Five.
Raspberry Cream Cheese Pan-Crepes from Family Fresh Cooking.
Valentine’s Day Breakfast from Cute Food For Kids.
Hugs and Kisses Pancakes from Cooking with My Kid.
Heart-shaped blueberry bagels from The Knead for Speed.
Valentine lunches from Lisa Storms.