Yes, it is snowing in Atlanta, Georgia—AGAIN!!!
I have to say I am over the cold weather, but nothing excites my children more than the site of falling snow. So I will do my best to let their excitement inspire me to make their snow day special for them.
We started the day with snowman pancakes (I will post the recipe for these delicious gluten free banana pancakes another day!!!) I constructed the snowmen for the kids on a bed of yogurt for snow and cut strawberries in shapes of winter hats and triangle noses. I used raisins as the buttons and mini-chocolate chips (so great to have these on hand to decorate all sorts of treats with or to sprinkle on top of a spoonful of peanut butter when the craving strikes–don’t judge that is a daily occurrence at my house!)
We ended the day with a sweet treat–a snowman ice cream sundae made with snow cream!!! My kids adore ice cream, so I knew this would be a success in at least their eyes, but I honestly think the best part of this treat was when the kids ran out to our deck to put out bowls to collect the snow. They were giggling uncontrollably and kept running to the back window to see how much snow was collecting. My youngest had a hard time understanding that the bowls would not just fill up instantly, or that scraping it off the grass was an option!! We decorated the snow cream with all natural peanut butter cups (thank you trader joes–one of my favorite treats!), mini-chocolate chips (I told you they are handy!!) and a few leftover candy corn from Halloween. That is a great tip–save some of your Halloween candy and use it to decorate gingerbread houses and Christmas and save those mini packs of candy corn for snowmen!!
I used the snow ice cream recipe from “Gimme Some Oven.” Check it out here.
Stay tuned….it looks like we are going to be snowed in/iced in for a few days. I will try to share some tips for keeping your kids entertained!!