We’ve never been able to create a snowman this big here in Georgia. Usually they are pitiful things that look more like the one pictured in this past post, so we’re very proud.
As Daddy and the big girls built, Mary Elizabeth did what she does best: She ate. Snow. Lots of it.
Meanwhile, I made old-fashioned hot cocoa* on the stove and started a big batch of crockpot applesauce**.
*I used only 1/2 cup sugar, 4 cups of milk, and added a dash of cinnamon.
**I adapted my crockpot applesauce from the must-have cookbook, Make it Fast, Cook it Slow: The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking. Here’s my recipe:
8 apples, peeled and cored, and chopped into quarters
1/2 cup water
Juice of 1 orange
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
Dash of ground cloves
2 T. brown sugar
A handful of dried currants
Place apples in slow cooker first, and then add rest of the ingredients. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until apples are moist enough to be smushed with a potato masher or a big fork. Stir occasionally during cooking process.
Stay warm, my friends!