Wednesday, December 8, 2010

white stuff

Snow is a beautiful thing for those of us that live in the South. It is super fluffy and makes everything white. And then all the roads shut down because we don't have snow plows and salt trucks. And then we spend several days locked in our house pretending it is a real winter storm.
This past Saturday, we got our first snow of the season. Mind you, it was only an inch, but it snowed all afternoon and it was so beautiful. Lila of course had no idea that pretty white stuff was falling from the sky. Basically the only thing she noticed was her wet hands. Sadly we got no pictures of her in the snow since it started so late in the day. Right now, this will have to hold off as her first picture in the snow until the snow gods grace us again with their presence.
The early snow did get me so excited about snuggling by the fire, eating yummy winter foods and sledding down our street. One of Brian and I's favorite snow traditions, going all the way back to when we were dating and got snowed into our dorms are banana boats. So banana boats are actually a camp food, but we like to improvise. Try this favorite out with your family on the next cold night!
Banana Boats
-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (or the campfire to "lots of wood" degrees).
-Grab a few bananas (use a knife to cut back a portion of the skin and slice the banana down the center. Leave the peel attached to the bottom of the banana).
-In the slit you put in the banana, stuff in some M&M's and mini-marshmallows.
-Put the peel back over the banana and wrap the whole thing in foil.
-Set in the oven (try to keep standing up so the open side is pointing up).
-Cook for about 10-15 minutes. Peel back the foil and enjoy!

I really can't stay (but baby it's cold outside)
I've got to go away (but baby it's cold outside)
This evening has been (been hoping that you'd drop in)
So very nice (I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice)
~"Baby It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser

1 comment:

Casey Martinez said...

Those look so tasty! Do they get a banana flavor from being cooked in the peel? Yum!!! I will def. try that! Love that preggo pic of you:). Crazy how our little ones are all approaching one so fast huh!