I’m not planning on posting more than once a week (for now), but there’s SNOW on the ground, so I’m making an exception. Remember, my blog = my rules 🙂
Fact: I hate being cold, but I LOVE a good Winter snow. There’s also something about the threat of a major snowstorm that makes people go crazy at the grocery store. Seriously, I bought so much food we probably don’t need to grocery shop again until Spring. And it’s not just bread and milk, I tend to get things I almost never buy. *Walking down the baking aisle* “oh, muffin mix! What if we’re snowed in for forever and want muffins??” In the cart it went. I’m not against muffins. We just rarely make them because we’re more savory breakfast food people. But the thought that we *might* want muffins and can’t run out to get them was just more than I could handle. The same thing happened on just about every aisle, and I left the store sobbing just thinking about how much money I spent.
There’s just something about a snow day that makes the entire season of trying not to freeze to death worth it. Playing outside, checking in on your work from home, watching an almost two-year-old see Frozen for the first time (don’t worry, not the whole movie, so please no comments about no screen time before 2), eating soul warming stew…and of course – snow cream! Most people have their go-to way of making this, so here’s mine!
8 cups snow (more or less)
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk*
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Whisk milk and vanilla together, then put in freezer while you scoop your snow.
2. Add the snow gradually until you have your desired consistency.
3. Enjoy immediately and store leftovers in the freezer.
*If you don’t have sweetened condensed milk, sub 1.5 cups milk and add 1/4-1/2 cup sugar depending on how sweet you want it.
Easy peasy! I’ll be back next Wednesday with a real recipe, so please come back then!
Hi there, and welcome to Miss Foodie Two Shoes! Anyone who knows me well knows that I’ve been talking about starting a food blog for nearly two years. Most of what we eat is made from scratch at home, and over the years we’ve come up with some really delicious recipes, as well as time saving and meal planning ideas that I think could be beneficial to some. My hold-ups have been finding a name and getting over my fear of not knowing how to build a blog. I finally decided to just go for it with plenty of encouragement from my hubs, family and friends. I have no experience with website building or photography, so (fingers crossed) you’ll see me improve in those areas. I’m learning as I go, so please bear with me!
Before we get into all the awesome food, let me give a little more background about myself. My name is Laura Peascoe, and I work for a global leadership organization. I went to the University of North Carolina (Go Heels!), and majored in Journalism & Mass Communication. My job doesn’t involve much creative writing, so I’m really excited that I’ll get to do that here! I’m wife to a really tall redhead named Andy, and mother to nearly two-year-old Anna Ruth and our dog Bailey. Andy is a seventh grade science and social studies teacher, and is also getting his Masters of School Administration so he can become a principal. We’re practically high school sweet hearts even though we didn’t start dating until the end of college. We went to the Homecoming dance together our senior year, so that counts right?? We live in Greensboro, North Carolina, which is equal distance from the mountains and beach – both of which we love!
You’ll hear a lot about Andy, Anna Ruth and Bailey over time, so I won’t force too much extra reading right now. In the meantime, here’s my current favorite picture of my people…
If you’re visiting this little blog of mine, I’m guessing it’s because you’re into delicious food. Here are the types of things you’ll find in my posts:
Recipes that are easy (hello, life with a toddler!)
Recipes that can be prepped or totally made ahead
Recipes that can be frozen
Recipes created with leftovers in mind that can be made into new meals later in the week
Tips for getting more veggies into your diet
Meal planning ideas
Andy and I love to cook together, so you’ll see stuff from both of us. We love all flavors and kinds of food, so I hope we’ll be able to teach you what we know. I try to make things as healthy as possible, but you’ll see plenty of pasta and cheese, as well…really, we’re going to be all over the place. And that’s fine because my blog = my rules. Okay, that’s enough wordssss for now. My first recipe is coming up tomorrow, so please come back then! Thanks for stopping by!!