Wednesday, February 12, 2014

January Photo Challenge

Photo Challenges are pretty popular lately. So last month I decided to come up with my own monthly photo challenge.  You can check out that post here! So for January the challenge was Cold.  That was pretty easy considering how crazy cold it has been lately!  I narrowed it down to two photos.  Here they are!

Beautiful, right?  It's icy and cold and just frozen in time.  I love this shot that my husband took.  It really makes you not feel so bad it's so cold all the time!

Then here's my shot.  My daughter walking around in the snow for the first time.  And you can tell by her face that she is not impressed!  I love snow, but how she looks, that's how I'm feeling today when they are saying there's more on the way.  Enough already!  Let's bring out the swimsuits and sun screen.  Momma needs some sunshine!

Did you take a "cold" photo for January?  I'd love to see it if you did!  And for those playing along, the word for February is - Sweet.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Making Snow Ice Cream!

Snow!  We had a good bit this week and I made sure to put a big bowl out when it started so that I would have some to make some snow ice cream! There are several different ways you can make it.  You can find a list of recipes here. I really wanted to do the sweetened condensed milk version, but I didn't have any in my pantry.  Next time!

So I took one of the recipes and modified it to my family's tastes.  I used one big bowl of snow, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, about 3/4 cup of milk, and 6 tablespoons of sugar. Mix it all up with a spoon. Don't whisk or use a mixer or it will just turn to sludge.

Enjoy!  This was a tasty treat and my daughter loved it.  We'll be sure to try this again the next time it snows.  I'll make sure I have some sweetened condensed milk on hand so I can try that version! 

Hooray for snow ice cream!!