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TopicFail Friday: Snow Ice Cream

4 Feb

Living in Dallas, Texas means snow doesn’t come along all that often.  When we do get snow, I can’t help it… Snow = Snow Ice Cream!

Today’s post will be a pictorial “how to” describing the art of how my family makes Snow Ice Cream – in 10 easy steps!

Ingredients

Step 1 – Gather Your Ingredients

  • Giant Bowl of Snow
  • Good Mexican Vanilla
  • Sugar
  • Evaporated (or Condensed) Milk

Evaporated Milk

Step 2 – Pour in a can of Evaporated Milk
Spreading out your ingredients as you pour them in will make it easier to stir later.

Vanilla

Step 3 – Pour in the Mexican Vanilla, four or five spalshes

Step 4 – Pour in Sugar, sprinkle liberally across the top of the snow

Heavy Cream

Step 4a – Remember that you have heavy cream in the fridge and add some of that in too for extra goodness (plus, that can of evaporated milk doesn’t look like enough for your giant bowl of snow)

Stir

Step 5 – Mix thoroughly (using  chopping and spreading motions)

Having a 2 year old to help stir will add extra flavor!

Taste

Step 6 – Taste thoroughly.

Picture

Step 7 – Pause for picture

Sprinkles

Step 8 – Add magical sprinkles as suggested by 2 year old.  (See, I told you she was a flavor enhancer!)

Enjoy

Step 9 – Enjoy

Share

Step 10 – Share – you know it will taste better if you share!  (that’s a lie… eat it all up!)

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TopicFail Friday: The o in LITTLEoBento

7 Jan

Woman cannot live by Bento alone, right?  (Well, actually… maybe you can, but that doesn’t make my point, so I will just ignore it.)

I thought it would be fun to be off topic on Fridays, so this is TopicFail Friday!  This week’s TFF? Little o… the little wild thing that inspires a Mama to make fancy little lunches.

O is my 2.5 year old girl that is just a little bit bigger than life. Her most recent pastime is showing off her Yo Gabba Gabba “big girl panties” to just about everyone she runs across.  She spends her days making up little songs, dancing her way to and fro, and generally being overly dramatic. I think I have an artistic soul on my hands.  She also really enjoys getting to cook with Mom… the girl makes a mean scrambled egg.

I know she’s mine and its probably not an unbiased assessment, but I really and truly like my kid.  She is really enjoyable and certainly keeps life interesting.  She has a caring little spirit and we feel truly blessed to get to help her along her life’s path. I should also say that we are blessed with an awesome “village” of people that love her like nothin’ else.

When I’m tired and not super interested in making a fancy lunch, I will just think of her little question from yesterday… “Hey mama, can I see my super cool yunch (lunch) dat I gonna eat up today?”