"It's the company, not the cooking, that makes the meal!" ~Perilee 
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

You Scream I Scream...Snow Ice Cream

Okay we are really ready for SPRING! When the sky started dumping the white stuff out all over again I felt like screaming NO! I am feeling a little cabin fever and cooped up to be quite honest. I love spring and fall and am really ready for them to take place again. This is one dish we wish we could have in those hot dog days of summer. My kids have waited over a year to have this fun and CHEAP ice cream treat! Enjoy it kiddo's because it might be another 365 Days before we get to enjoy it again!

My twins brought home a recipe from preschool last year and every time it snows they want to know if we can make "their snow recipe". When we got a fresh 10" of clean snow I couldn't resist making their dreams come true.

You need a large bowl of snow. This is a 32 cup bowl (Tupperware's largest)

We have a couple of recipes that we have tried so I am posting them both. This is an easy pantry dessert/treat. This ice cream is more like milk ice. Some people like it better than ice cream; to each is his own. May you find joy in these last few cold and snow storms of winter. Pray that spring will not be to far off! ENJOY!

Snow Cream

1 (12 oz) can Evaporated milk
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 BIG bowl of SNOW

Mix milk with sugar and vanilla. Pour over large bowl of snow and stir until mixture is thick and uniform in color. Serve it IMMEDIATELY!
* We also let the kids top it with a small drizzle of chocolate or strawberry topping.

Snow Ice Cream
8-12 cups snow
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Bon Bon Treat (Cake Balls)

I have a friend who makes these for many special occasions. To me they are her signature treat. When I learned how easy they are to make, I decided to try it. I ended up making these little cake balls for the kids teachers and a few of my friends for Valentines Day. The cake part of it is easy and quick, but it is the dipping of them that takes time.

Cake Balls
1-Box Cake Mix, made according to package instructions (Flavor of Choice)
1-container Frosting (Flavor of Choice)
Vanilla or Chocolate Almond Bark

After the cake is baked and cooled. Crumble the cake and mix in the entire container of frosting. Space mixtures into small balls. Place on waxed paper and freeze. (This step makes it easier for me. The cake stays together better as I dip them, but it does set the chocolate faster which is a factor is your are wanting to add sprinkles.)
Melt your almond bark and dip individual balls into it, remove, and place on wax paper to set.
*I used a chocolate cake mix with a cream cheese frosting.