Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow and Ice and Pancakes too

We got walloped with ice and snow last night, so much so that *everything* in town is closed...the schools, the libraries, even OSU, which seldom closes. This is what I saw when I gathered the papers from the front step this morning:

and our backyard at lunch time (notice the pine branches bending under the weight of all the ice):

While I am bummed that there is no school today, I am incredibly thankful we have power and have enjoyed playing in the snow with the boys twice already today.

We decided to celebrate this morning with:

Snowman pancakes! We used my favorite pancake recipe and poured the batter in little circles, waiting about 5-10 second between pouring each circle, so the batter wouldn't just turn into one big blob. After they cooked, I added a shake or two of powdered sugar. Despite the scary/freaky/weird cranberry eyes, this idea was a hit with the boys!

I leave you with one last ice/snow picture, a glimpse of my lavender:

When life hands you a snow day, make snowman pancakes!

Snowy but happy,


Laura said...

Ahhh... I thought of you guys last night when I was looking at the radar and noticed that Columbus was getting the brunt of what promised to come visit me next. Wow. We didn't get so much ice as we did snow... but any sort of baked good makes everything better. I am strongly tempted to make pancakes for dinner!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hah, that is so cute. I forget what snow looks like until someone shows a picture!!!!!!

Slacker Mama said...

You know, I had written that recipe down before I had whole wheat flour...I'm definitely going to have to give it a whirl this weekend with the whole wheat flour. I'm slowly bringing John on board with it, which is a miracle!

Slacker Mama said...

Oh...did you get R some snow pants?

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Ugh, no. But I improvised...I took some generously-sized nylon-ish soccer pants and put them over some sweat pants. It worked like a charm!

Deep in the Heart said...

Super cute! I might make them to get my kids in the winter spirit even if we don't have snow. Saw these Snowmen on a Stick in my mom's magazine and thought they were pretty cute too.

BTW, I went and got myself som Salt & Pepper Pistachios this morning. Yummy!!

Tabitha Blue said...

That is some thick ice!! Love those snowman pancakes though, so cute!! I'll have to try it.