Monday, 1 December 2008

Snow Day

The forecast is that it will be short-lived, but for others with heaps of the stuff.....
Snow Days

Outside, the snow provides opportunities for old-fashioned family entertainment.

Isaiah 1:18
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Things to do
Build a snowman
Make snow angels
Have a snowball fight
Make paper snowflakes

A Snow Day Tea
Soup & Sandwhiches
White Hot Chocolate

• 4 cups whole milk
• 4 cups half-and-half
• 1 pound white chocolate, chopped
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 8 to 10 vanilla beans
In a saucepan on medium heat, heat the milk and half-and-half to just below the simmering point. Remove the pan from the heat and add the white chocolate. When the chocolate is melted, add the vanilla and whisk vigorously. Reheat very gently and serve with a vanilla bean stirrer in each cup.
(Serves 8-10. From The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook)

Snow Ice cream
1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla & 1/2 cup of sugar. Beat well untill frothy. Place mixture in a bowl & add enough clean, fresh snow until the liquid is completely absorbed by the snow. This delicious concoction will have the consistency of sherbert.

Read:Snow Is Falling by Franklin M. Branley, Snowflake Bentley by Jaqueline Briggs Martin, Ken Libbrecht's Field Guide to Snowflakes by Kenneth G. Libbrecht, First Snow in the Woods by Carl R. Sams and Jean Stoick.


Leah said...

Hi Lynn; I've been 'lurking' around your blog for some time and thought I'd make myself known! I'm a Yorkshire gal living in the midlands and homeschooling Mum of three (two 'official' school age) blessings. Your blog has been SO helpful to me over the past few months as well as inspiring and fun to read - thanks x

I'm hoping to launch my own blog in January...I'll keep you posted!

Lynn said...

hello Leah, thank you for your kind comments! please keep in touch & let me know when you begin your blog

Michelle said...

'Snow Lady' by Shirley Hughes is another good book. :)

Jeanne said...

How romantic!!

Jemimah made sand angels today at the local play ground...does this count? Much warmer anyhow!

At least I can try the hot chocolate this weekend!

Lynn said...

I think that counts, Jeanne ;)

joc4jesus said...

Wow what a fantastic coat; wish they made ones like that in my sixe. Love the white hot chocolate recipe. Thanks