Friday, 18 December 2009

Snowy Day...

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

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.
Isaiah 1:18

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.


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.


Esther said...

Oooo... jealous of the snow! It's too cold here to snow! Today we went for a walk out and it was -4C! Always nice to come into the house from the cold, which seems extra-specially warm! Enjoy it! Ex

Pussnae said...

Good to see you blogging again-I've missed your blogs! Those recipes look REALLY good.

Lynn said...

brrrrr! Esther!
thank you Jane : )

Jen said...

How beautiful, Lynn! It is good to see you blogging again - I, too, have missed your lovely posts :D

Enjoy the beauty of winter!

Becky said...

NOT FAIR Glad to see you back. Will be in touch. No snow here, just minus 3 and 3 children with a stomache bug!!! Oh the joys. VERY ENVIOUS

Lynn said...

oh, Becky, you poor woman!
Stomach bugs - yuk!

Lynn said...

Thank you so much, Jen : )