Today is a beautiful, snowy day. For awhile it actually looked like a blizzard outside. So, since we have no prior obligations today, we will be staying home. I tend to have mixed feelings about these days. I love being home and letting me kids enjoy the day at whatever pace they choose. However, there is always the potential that we will go crazy. Maybe it’s more than potential, it’s bound to happen. So, I’ve tried to approach today with the right attitude: thankfulness that I am home with them and we get to do nothing together. So far we’ve painted, played tag, built a fort, taken baths, played music, danced, read books, and, oh, made biscuits! Yes, it is still early afternoon and quite a bit has happened. But, that’s what I need to expect on these days at home indoors. One of the things I’ve been focusing on today is waiting longer before suggesting activities to them. I tend to experience some anxiety when they are getting a little squirrely and list off a dozen things they could do-usually they don’t like most of my ideas. So today I have been trying to sit longer in the unrest and let them work out what they are g0ing to do with themselves. I think it’s gone pretty well. I love seeing what they come up with when they have the opportunity to just play. Oh, and they loved making biscuits. This is a great baking activity for kids! It’s not too complicated but has a lot of fun elements for them: mixing, pouring, rolling, cutting. And the result is oh so delicious and cozy on a snowy day. We had our biscuits with butter and homemade apple butter. Yum.
Betty Crocker Biscuits-from the Betty Crocker Cookbook
- 2 c all purpose flour
- 1 T sugar
- 3 t baking powder
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 c butter
- 3/4 c milk
- Heat oven to 450 F
- Mix dry ingredients in bowl, cut in butter, then stir in milk.
- knead lightly a few times
- roll dough into 1/2 thick round
- Use round cutter (we used jar lids) to cut out biscuits. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
- bake for 10-12 min, or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet.
Serve warm. Biscuits topped with apple butter made for a great mid morning snack!