It snowed here last night. Again. Boy, am I really kicking myself now for not buying boots for the boys this winter! Anyway, in honor of the snow and the fact that I haven’t really had to cook dinner since Lily was born (thanks to awesome friends!), I’m bringing you a special edition of What’s For Dinner Wednesday… Here are two ways you can eat snow!
(I know, blah, blah, blah snow is dirty and gross and has pollution in it. Know what else is gross? Most of the preservatives and artificial colors and flavors found in the majority of our food, but most of us consume some (or a lot) of that stuff, so a little snow isn’t going to kill you.)
Snow Ice Cream
Scoop up a bunch (we half way filled one of my large stock pots) of clean, fresh, untouched snow. Add a can of sweetened condensed milk and a little vanilla extract. Stir and serve right away. Know what it tastes like? French Vanilla Ice Cream. Seriously!
Tyler may look a little (ok a lot) unsure here, but I can assure you that he loved it!
Chase devoured his and then asked for seconds (which we gave him) and thirds (which we did not give him)!
Edible Snow Flakes
The other day we had a little fun at snack time. These edible snow flakes are super easy to make and taste really good! All you need are some small, flour tortillas, some melted butter, cinnamon sugar and clean, kid-safe scissors.
Fold the tortillas into triangles and let your kiddos cut them like they would paper snowflakes.
Lay the snowflakes on a cookie sheet and brush with melted butter and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
That’s Tyler’s on the lower, right hand side… he went a little crazy with the scissors.
Bake your snowflakes for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Remove and let cool slightly!
Somebody was a little impatient here!
The snowflakes come out crunchy and sweet and taste oh-so-good! When the boys and I bit into them we all said “mmmm!” at the very same time.
So there you have it – two ways to eat “snow”! In other news, folks in the mid-west will be happy to know that I think I’ve figured out how to get it to stop snowing… I need to take the paper snowflakes off our front window! We hadn’t had snow until I put those suckers up there and now it’s like we live in a snow globe that keeps getting shaken.