Friday, January 18, 2013

Snow Days

Tuesday morning, Aaron and I woke up to sleet hitting the window.  Soon, snow replaced the sleet, and we woke up the kids a little early so they could watch. 

We got enough snow to make this tiny snowman (I thought it looked like a snow duck with a carrot beak). 
We had already been pretending it was snowy inside.

Katherine liked writing her spelling words in shaving cream "snow".

Every year we have fun making our own snow with these delicious snowballs.

In addition to our old favorites, we've found some new books on my mom's bookshelf and at the library that help us celebrate the cold.

Books like "The Missing Mitten Mystery" by Steven Kellogg, "Axle Annie" by Robin Pulver, and especially the sweet "Now It Is Winter" by Eileen Spinelli may have to find their way into our crate headed back to the Solomon Islands.

Lemon Snowballs
Cookie Dough:
2 sticks butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon extract
2 cups flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp Kool-Aid lemonade
(mix these together in a bowl)

Cream butter, sugar and flavorings.  Add flour and mix until a dough forms.  Roll into 1" balls and bake 1" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.  They will not be brown on top.  While cookies are warm, toss them in the lemon powdered sugar mixture and place them on a plate to cool. 
Makes about three dozen cookies.
Note from a bloggy friend, where I originally found this recipe years ago:
I place the cookies on a cookie rack after they've been tossed in the sugar mix.  I then use a sifter to cover them once or twice more with the sugar mix.  It makes them a little more "snowy." :-)


The dB family said...

Snow fun! ;o) I'm glad your children got to experience some real snow, but I have to admit there are days where I like your other ways of making snow much better!


Kecia said...

Mmmm, those sound delicious!

quilt'n-mama said...

So glad that you are getting to enjoy the snow! I love the snow "bird!"
Enjoy it all for us, we are hoping we get some more snow soon!

wayside wanderer said...

Well, I am all in favor of snow ducks! :) It looks like you got more snow than we did a bit south of you. The lemon cookies look dangerously tasty. You make me miss those days of homeschooling younger children. It goes by way too quickly and high school is just not anywhere near as fun. (It's good, but not snowflake, picture book, shaving cream kinda fun.)