1. The snow
Of course, I have to share the snow that we did get.
2. Snow ice cream
With all of the snow we had we thought, why not.
Here's how it's made:
• 8 cups packed snow (make sure this is not the first fallen snow of the year. Wait until the third or fourth fall of the year, it's cleaner.)
• 3 cups whole milk
• 4 tbs. pure vanilla extract
• 1 cups of sugar (more if you have a sweet tooth)
• Blend together in a blender and freeze for 20 minutes.
3. Slow-cooker stew
I threw together a quick "stew" earlier in the week and we ate on it a few days while we were under the weather. It consisted of stew meat (could use chicken, or noodles in place of the beef), baby carrots, peas, corn, vegetable stock (32 ounces), and a handful of small red potatoes. Cook in the slow cooker for about three to four hours on high. Salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
The Bean threw some birdseed in the front yard after the snowfall and the chickadees had a party.
5. Minimal thought
The minimal journey is still going strong here. We have really been cleaning out and downsizing a lot and it feels great!
Have a great three day weekend!