One of the challenges of a snow storm is keeping the kids busy. Between the games, the movies and perhaps playing in the snow, cook with your kids.
Here are a few recipes to try. Also one for homemade play dough.
Start with this simple soup recipe
Chicken Noodle Soup
Make use of the snow for a tasty treat!
Snow Ice Cream
For this recipe you’ll need clean fresh snow. You can either collect it as it falls in a bowl or choose the best place to collect clean house outside our house.
This is a classic recipe that works really well because the sweetened condensed milk is thick and helps hold quickly melting snow together.
- 1 gallon or big bowl of clean snow
- 1 14-oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix the ingredients together and eat the snow ice cream.
Note: The condensed milk works well because of its thick texture.
If you don’t have sweetened condense milk use heavy cream, soy milk or milk.
Also add a cup of sugar to the recipe to sweeten.
You can also make Snow Cones using syrups made from fruits and juice that you have on hand in the blender.Blueberry Snow Cone Syrup
Makes 8 Servings (about 2 tablespoons per serving)
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
1. Place the blueberries, water, honey, and lemon juice in a blender, and blend until well combined.
2. Pour the syrup into a squeeze bottle or a measuring cup and pour over snow packed into a cup.
Nutrition Information per Serving (2 tablespoons): 15 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated), mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate, 4g sugar, 1g fiber, 0g protein
Here is another recipe for Mango Snow Cone Syrup. Use these recipes as a guideline for our creatiiviy
Both recipes adapted from Makeover Moms.
Keep the hands busy making dough.........
Homemade Play dough
1 cup of flour (whatever kind you have on hand)
¼ cup of salt
½ cup of water
3 to 5 drops of natural food coloring
Step 1: Mix together the flour and the salt.
Step 2: Mix together ½ cup of warm water with a few drops of food coloring.
Step 3: Slowly pour the water into the flour mixture, stirring as you pour. Stir until combined, then knead with your hands until the flour is completely absorbed. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour until it doesn’t stick at all.
Most of all have fun making memories with the kids Feel free to post on this blog to share your experience.