Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

I took the girls on a walk in the snow this morning. After a bit of crying they finally realized that as long as you aren't rolling in it, you can stay pretty warm. They enjoyed throwing a few snowballs & building a few tiny snowmen along the way. After we got back to the house, I decided to try making some snow ice cream. It was so easy! You just have to make sure to use fresh snow, & don't scoop up any grass or leaves. We gathered about a gallon of snow in a large bowl, then sprinkled about 3/4 of a cup of sugar, a tablespoon of vanilla & about 2 cups of milk. We stirred it all together & then enjoyed eating it by the spoonful. It took less than five minutes of work & tasted great!

Snow Ice Cream
1 gallon of snow
3/4 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups milk

Sprinkle the sugar over the snow, add the vanilla. Stir to spread around the sugar, then pour in the milk while stirring. Eat it when it gets to the right consistency. Your kids will think you're a super hero!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Shavings & Sawdust

My husband just opened up his own Etsy shop! He's been making wooden spoons to give as gifts for a couple of years now. One year he made enough spoons, spatulas & scoops to fill my Christmas stocking & they are by far the best, most useful gift I've received! I love that he took so much time & that they turned out so beautifully! I love handmade gifts! So, now you have the opportunity to give & receive these beautiful spoons for yourself! His shop name is Shavings & Sawdust. He chose the name because "That's what I make the most." I have to leave you with some images of my favorite spoons! Links to each spoon are above each picture.