Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Cream . . . Fresh Off The Grill . . . The Breakfast Of Champions

So, it snowed again last night and all through the night. We got about 5 inches of really good snowman making snow. The kids were all excited. Yesterday, we went to a friend's house for lunch and the boys begged for their friend to come home with us and stay for dinner. It started to snow before dinner so Mack spent the night. We had popcorn and watched Ice Age 2: The Meltdown.

This is the view from our front door this morning. Beautiful, isn't it?

See how the snow os sticking to all the tree limbs? I love the snow and I am so glad we are getting a real winter this year.

This is the view out the back door. Just out of the frame of this picture is our grill and when I saw all that clean snow, I thought to myself, "I am going to be the coolest mom ever if I make snow cream for breakfast!"

So, I collected 8 packed cups of snow in a large bowl and quickly added a 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk and 1 teaspoon on real vanilla extract.

I stirred it all together trying to break up the snow clumps and get everything blended without getting too soft.

Our guest thought I was a little crazy as I stirred snow in a bowl. I don't know . . . maybe he was expecting waffles and omelets.

Here are some of our sticky toppings.

We cannot forget the chocolate crunchies and rainbow sprinkles.

Here is the crew tasting breakfast for the first time.

This is Mack. He thoroughly enjoyed eating doctored up snow for breakfast.

Caleb loved it.

I think Jeremy has more Hershey's syrup than snow cream in that bowl. He stirred his up to make chocolate snow cream.

Judah was still trying to figure out why I was serving ice cream for breakfast. I hardly ever buy ice cream so they really enjoyed it.

The recipe I used is Paula Dean's recipe. I had never used the sweetened condensed milk for snow cream before but, it held together better than any other recipe I have ever used. It was not soupy.

So, in case you missed it earlier in the post, all you do is mix together:

8 packed cups of snow
14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract

My husband just came into the office and told me that today is the first time in a generation (at least 50 years) that there has been snow on the groung in everyone of the fifty states (except Hawaii). It snowed in Florida yesterday. Global Warming? Hmmmmm???