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Two Ways to Eat Snow

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.

  • February 9, 2011 - 10:36 am

    Stephanie - LOL Sounds like you guys are having fun! We made snow ice cream last night too! Yours sounds a bit easier! Ours was 8 cups unpacked snow, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. To us, it tasted like the bottom of a rootbeer float! LOL We added some chocolate syrup for the girls on their second helping and it was a huge it!ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2011 - 11:08 am

    Jen - The second paragraph of this post CRACKED ME UP. Way to keep the naysayers at bay.

    And thanks for figuring out how to stop the snow, I am SICK of it.

    Enjoy your fab temps this weekend. We’re projected to hit all of 37 degrees in the “warm-up”. 😉ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    Sarah - Love the second idea. Very cool. Looks yummy! Cute photos too.ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2011 - 6:35 pm

    Stephanie - Little Happys - I love the idea of tortilla snow flakes!ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2011 - 8:17 pm

    RoseAnne (mom and grandma) - Great post! I’m with Jen – the “disclaimer” got me laughing and shouting “Amen”. Eating snow once or twice a year is not going to kill anyone.

    I love the pictures – great shots. I was wondering, though, where Jackson was during all the festivities? Or was he taking care of Lily at the time?ReplyCancel

    • February 9, 2011 - 9:18 pm

      Helen - Jackson was too busy bouncing around in his chair during the snow ice cream pictures to have any non-blurry shots of him. That’s him in the last picture enjoying his tortilla snowflake though 🙂ReplyCancel

      • February 9, 2011 - 9:48 pm

        RoseAnne (mom and grandma) - Oh my, you’re right. I thought that was Tyler. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2011 - 10:37 am

    pop pop - I love to boil some REAL maple syrup and then pour it on snow in twisty strands. It gets hard and then you crunch on it. Gotta boil it for a few minuets. I don’t think Nick would like it at all…..ReplyCancel

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