If you are looking for a good snow day it doesn't take much to accomplish. But if you want to make sure you have a Super Fun Day with two kids under four I have the perfect recipe for you.
1. Pack for the problems:
We know our little guy sometimes struggles with remembering that he is no longer wearing a diaper, so an extra pair of clothing is always vital. But, when it comes to making sure everyone has a super fun day, I make sure to pack for everyone. A day trip ends up packing for an overnight, but its better than ruining the time of someone stuck in an outfit they are uncomfortable in.
2. Bring more than enough snacks:
Having snacks for the car ride as well as ample water gives you both security "just in case" you get stuck or just work up a bigger hunger than you expected.
3. Bring Wood:
If you are heading to a remote or "remote-ish" area, bring wood and start a fire. We had a nice little fire set up and it was a nice way to come defrost yourself a bit. It also is one of the few times where you really don't need a fire pit, you literally have a snow pit preventing it from spreading.
No matter how well you plan and pack sometimes you end up forgetting something, make sure it's not the gloves. The kiddos need their fingers and have so much more fun when they can make a snow ball or two.
5. Take a Ton of Pictures:
Make sure to get candid shots each moment they seem to grow so fast and each moment although important to be involved it is important to grab a memory.
Disclosure: I received 4 free packages of Frosting in order conduct a review, it did not however change my opinion on the product.
I was recently given the opportunity to try out the Velvety Vanilla Frosting from the Frosting Queens. The Frosting Queens offer four varieties of All-Natural Frostings made with real butter including Velvety Vanilla butter cream which I used for this recipe!
The Velvety Vanilla butter cream contains Pure Cane Sugar (some cornstarch), Salted Sweet cream butter, pure vanilla extract, soy lecithin, Grade A Milk, Cream and Tocopherols (a natural antioxidant. This being said I found a way to incorporate it into the Lemon Brownies substituting many of the traditional ingredients to make an easy four ingredient recipe that is super yummy!
What you will need to make the yummy lemon brownies of your own:
How to prepare your brownies:
These brownies have a slight vanilla hue to them depending on the strength of the Lemon juice used and it is a nice addition. I had original worries that the strong natural vanilla flavor present in the frosting would overpower the lemon, but that is not the case. It completely serves as an addition and I will be attempting substitution in the future as a frosting of such good quality can be used in many versatile ways to help enhance a recipe. My next adventure will be in using the frosting as both a base and a frosting for sugar cookies.