Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Snow Day

All night while most were slumbering round these parts of the globe the snow was coming down in bucket fulls. We woke up to several fresh new layers of the white stuff. I opted out of going to work for the day and we hunkered down. Today was no spend day number six for the year.

But we did venture out of the house for a bit. The wind chill is pretty low and the snow isn't good for packing so we didn't stay out long but my little guy had a blast jumping in and off of piles of it. He made snow angels, found sticks to swing at mounds of snow, and threw plenty of fresh fluffy falling apart "snowballs." (when its this cold the snow does not pack; its like trying to make a "snowball" out of sand)

He was caught putting handfuls of the yummy white fluff in his mouth every few seconds. I haven't the slightest clue how his face didn't freeze off. We walked down our street to the corner and back. I love these mini adventures where my little buddy gets to experience something we don't do every day of the week, finds joy in the tiniest of pleasures, and where the both of us get to create new memories, memories in which we really enjoy each other.




Hot chocolate would have been a very  nice ending to the snowy adventure but since the little guy enjoys eating the snow so very much I thought he'd be pretty impressed with chocolate snow ice cream instead. Into our blender I gathered a big bunch of snow from a clean spot in the yard (beside the house where our dogs and no people ever go). Then I mixed some cocoa powder with hot water and sugar. I cooled the cocoa mixture down with cold milk and poured that into the blender with the snow. It made for some scrumptious (low calorie I might add) "ice cream." I topped Abe's treat with sprinkles because sprinkles make everything a tiny bit more special.



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13 comments:

  1. Once again I am jealous! We have had no snow yet - just incessant rain. I hadn't realised that your snow wouldn't be any good for snowmen, snowballs etc but I'm glad you still had fun.

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    1. It'd been raining here a lot as well. It was pretty yucky rain too because we already had a good deal of snow and the temperature was staying around freezing so that the snow wasn't really melting but it was still raining raining raining. Just makes everything REALLY slick!

      Yesterday the temperature dropped A LOT and the snow started falling again. There's a certain temperature that makes for good packing snow (we call it snowman snow), its when it hovers around the freezing point or even just above freezing. It's much MUCH too cold for that today. When it's this cold the snow is just fluff and fluff does not pack :)

      Little Abe vastly enjoyed the cold fluff today even so. I didn't let him stay out too long because of the cold (and I was freezing) but he said he wasn't cold at all.

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    2. It's 16 degrees here today (that's about -9 celsius)
      The wind chill makes it considerably colder too.

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    1. We sure did and it was SCRUMPTIOUS!

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  3. I'm glad that you got to spend a day with your little cutie!!!! Hmmm, maybe I should look at the snow as "ice cream waiting to be made" and I wouldn't hate it so much!

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    1. I'm pretty sure that's one of the main reasons my kiddo loves the snow. He was eating it every single chance he got on out walk. The "ice cream" did turn out really well. It was a very yummy treat.

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  4. What is the rain and snow you guys are all talking about???? We haven't gotten ANYTHING!!! What a wonderful day you and Abe had - memories for a lifetime of chocolate snow!!!

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    1. I can't believe how long the drought has been for you! :(

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  5. Some people think snow ice cream is using the snow to chill the mixture. I am glad to see you will eat snow. Now, chocolate snow ice cream is just blasphemous...lol. If it ever snows here, I will make some chocolate, too. It snows in Alabama, but not much and not often.

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    1. It would have been more of a snow effect if I hadn't added the chocolate but I have my issues... I just couldn't pass on adding it. It turned out really good and it was definitely not just a chilling agent. It looks more soupy in the photo than what it was. It was really a version of ice cream, chocolate snow cream.

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