Recipe for a Perfect Snow Day

We've had a weirdly but wonderfully warm winter this season...up until this past weekend. For those of you who don't live on the East Coast or don't read the news or get on Facebook, we had a pretty epic blizzard this past weekend. The "official" snow levels for our area are measured at Harrisburg International Airport and the amount of snow measured this weekend was 30.2" with some areas getting even more snow than that. Winter Storm Jonas has left the largest amount of snow ever in our area. The last blizzard we had in my lifetime that was similar to this one was in 1996 when I was two years old. My mom has some funny pictures of me standing in the snow.

On Sunday after the snow stopped, we were finally able to go outside, Seth and the other neighbors shoveled and cleared the sidewalks and driveways on our street. Seth was outside shoveling for

four hours

. There was just nowhere to put all of this snow. William is a weird kid and loves cold weather and cold wind so he


 the snow. We had a super fun snow day on Sunday, here's a little peek at our day.

We let Seth sleep in a few hours since he normally has to get up at 5am on Sunday's to get the church ready and we obviously didn't have church services on Sunday. William's current favorite breakfast is waffles with peanut butter. Actually, he'll eat anything smothered in peanut butter.

Once Seth got some of the driveway and sidewalk cleared we got all of Mr. William's snow gear on and took him outside for his first real snow experience. I, of course, took way too many photos.

For lunch, I made William my famous "Cheater Grilled Cheese." My mom taught me how to make and now I'm going to share this awesome trick with you. Check out the recipe below.

Cheater Grilled Cheese


 1 sandwich


2 slices bread

2 slices cheese


1. Place the cheese slices in-between the two slices of bread.

2. Place the assembled sandwich on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for 30 seconds or until the cheese has melted. Let sit for a minute or two before serving.

And I have another recipe for you. This one is special to me because my best friend Morgan, gave it to me in second grade. Snow Ice Cream is my favorite winter time treat. It's not "real" ice cream or anything like that but it's perfect to make with your kids and now I make it at least once in the winter just because of the fun memories of second grade.

Snow Ice Cream


 1 serving

1 cup snow

1/2 cup whole milk

dash of vanilla


1. In a mixing bowl, preferably one that has been chilled, mix the three ingredients together. Taste and add more vanilla if needed or if there's too much vanilla, add a tiny bit more snow.

William's faces when he tried the snow ice cream for the first time were


How did you survive the blizzard snow days? If you make snow ice cream, let me know! Take a photo and tag it with #littlecitykitchen.

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