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Snow Day Food Projects

Although it was 75-degrees yesterday, they're predicting our first significant snow fall tonight/tomorrow (she says, rubbing her hands together with glee). There is a real possiblity that the kids and I will be staying home tomorrow. Any ideas for fun, food-related projects for the four and under crowd? Uh, using supplies from a well-stocked pantry because I am not crazy enough to hit the grocery store the night before a snow storm!

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asked about 7 years ago

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inpatskitchen
inpatskitchen

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added about 7 years ago

Not really food but homemade "playdoh" is always fun...or if you have cream, letting them make butter by shaking or even watching a food processor do its magic is fun.

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Niknud
Niknud

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added about 7 years ago

ooo! I like the homemade playdoh - do you have a recipe for this? Sounds perfect since his stash has been reduced to balls with the general softness of concrete!

inpatskitchen
inpatskitchen

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added about 7 years ago

here's a site that has many recipes for it

http://www.playdoughrecipe.com/

fiveandspice
fiveandspice

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added about 7 years ago

Lucky you!!!! I can't wait for snow! I think making homemade hot chocolate (no mix allowed) on a snow day is a must! Baking bread shaped like little animals (roll the dough into balls and snakes and build bears, snakes, snails, etc.) is fun, if you feel comfortable with a simple yeast bread. And, cake decorating (with lots of different options like different candies and cut fruits and such) is always fun if you're open to making sweets.

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Niknud
Niknud

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added about 7 years ago

Cool - is there a particularly forgiving yeast bread recipe you would recommend?

Bevi
added about 7 years ago

Check this out: http://www.playdoughrecipe.com/

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Bevi
added about 7 years ago

And we get snow on Thursday night.

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Niknud
Niknud

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added about 7 years ago

Yah snow! Are you in the front range area?

sdebrango
sdebrango

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added about 7 years ago

Snow, no kidding. Wow!! Cupcakes that the kids decorate and ice is great fun. Love the play doh idea and hot cocoa is a must on a snow day.

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mrslarkin
added about 7 years ago

Say what??? jeepers. Well, it IS going to be Christmas in two months, so I guess snow is not as far fetched as it sounds. Make this! http://food52.com/recipes...

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SKK
SKK
added about 7 years ago

Halloween cupcakes and cookies! Here are two cute recipes that your kids can have fun with! http://ourchocolateshavings.blogspot.com/2011/10/owl-cupcakes.html and http://fortheloveofcooking-recipes.blogspot.com/2008/10/halloween-sugar-cookies.html The visuals are great!

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creamtea
creamtea

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added about 7 years ago

Is there a "jealous" button? Because if there is I'm clicking it. I looooove snow days. Cookie-cutter cookies?

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creamtea
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added about 7 years ago

The Cream of Tartar recipe from the site Bevi cited is the play-dough we always made. We just add the food coloring to the dough in the pot and stir it while on the flame. When it comes together you take it out and knead it a bit. Kneading the hot dough is wonderfully therapeutic! It lasts forever and is very elastic.

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cookinginvictoria
added about 7 years ago

The Cream of Tartar recipe is the one that I also make for my daughter. It is fun to make a whole batch of colors. Thanks for posting, Bevi.

Other ideas: Making mrslarkins's awesome sugar cookie recipe. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

It is also a Halloween tradition in our home to make Halloween Whoopie pies. This is a fun recipe for kids to help out with: http://www.marthastewart...

Niknud, I am originally from Colorado. I remember well those October (and May!) snowstorms, LOL.

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Niknud
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added about 7 years ago

Thanks everyone for your awesome ideas! Unfortunately, because it was 75 yesterday the roads are clear even though the snow is coming down fast and furious. So it's off to work and daycare....sniffles. Still hoping for early release!

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ChefJune
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added about 7 years ago

Gingerbread cutout cookies are fun for kids of all ages, especially in fall and winter. If you want to get fancy, make a milk frosting for them when they've cooled and then paint them with food coloring.

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