Monday, January 21

why I've stopped listening to the weather report

I think I'm a little backward. I completely ignore all weather reports in the winter and only pay attention to them in the summer. Which makes very little sense because in the summer this is all they say, "It's going to be hot today. Don't leave your house or you will end up like Lisa's pop tarts". But I guess I like hearing that because I have very easy access to a swimming pool, so the hotter the better. But in the winter when it would be useful to know the weather predictions for any given day I just don't care. Because had I known it would look like this when I got up this morning,I probably would have stayed in bed. But I didn't find out about it until I was already up, dressed, and outside.

So I cancelled things I had planned and we had a snow day. We stayed in, had a neighbor over, ran around the living room (literally), and cleaned up a little bit. It was nice. Then later we made dessert out of snow. Here's a recipe my mom gave me:

Large bowl full of fresh, clean snow
1 cup of whole milk
1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of sugar
Mix milk, vanilla, and sugar until dissolved. Add to snow, stir until consistency is thick and creamy. Serve immediately.

I just set the bowl on the ground, gave every one a spoon and we dug in. I'm going to state the now-obvious-to-me here: don't use metal spoons.
Follow that big bowl of sugary snow with a warm bath and you've got a great afternoon!


Anonymous said...

Is Tyler wearing girl pants?

Lisa said...

no! they are green pants that just so happen to be hand me downs from Alexis.