World Wide Social Media Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl has something for everyone! For the sports fan there’s the actual game.  For the non-sports person there are the commercials.

If you’re a music fan you’ve got the half-time show.  This year Katy Perry is what my daughters were looking forward to the most.  They gave her half-time performance high marks.

The past few years there’s been another aspect to the Super Bowl. That’s the World Wide Social Media Super Bowl Party.

Facebook and Twitter have made it so it’s like you’re at one huge Super Bowl party with all your friends… and new friends too.

There’s jokes, subtle digs at the opposing team, and immediate reaction to the game and the commercials.

It was obvious right away that the Budweiser and Always commercials were a big hit.  Sorry, Nationwide Insurance, your grim commercial about accidents and childhood deaths wasn’t to well received.

I had a blast seeing what everyone had to say online and adding my thoughts.  It was the perfect party! Great food (because I chose the menu and made it) and no one to block the TV or talk over the commercials.

It’s nights like last night that certainly put the “social” in social media.

Did join in the Social Media Super Bowl Party?

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Super Easy Snow Ice Cream

There are so many things I’ve seen, shared, and would like to try I tend to lose track of them all.  That’s why I was glad today when a friend reminded me of one.

Awhile back on this blog’s Facebook page I shared a link to a another blog with a recipe for snow ice cream.  I mentioned it looked like something my family should try.

Overnight in our area we got 8-12 inches of snow.  Quite a lot!

8 inches of snow

I spent part of the afternoon outside using the snowblower to clear off our driveway.  When I finished I came inside and stood on the rug just inside the doorway trying to catch my breath and warm up.  I quick checked Facebook on my phone.

A friend had tagged me in a post about snow ice cream and said, “Tony? Is today the day?”

Even though at that point I was in the mood for coffee I recognized that this was the perfect opportunity to give snow ice cream a try.

So I had my daughters put together the milk, vanilla, sugar, and salt while I headed outside to get the snow.

Making Snow Ice Cream

Fresh snow for snow ice cream

 

I went for the snow in the middle of the drift.  I figured it would be cleaner.

Scooping snow for snow ice cream

getting snow for snow ice cream

Back inside the warmth our our house it was time to mix it together.

ready to mix snow ice cream

And add sprinkles.  My youngest went with pink and red since it’s February.

Adding sprinkles to snow ice cream

In less than 5 minutes we had our first ever bowl of snow ice cream! Time to dish it up and give it a taste.

Dishing up snow ice cream

Snow ice cream in a cup

It was really quite good!  We all enjoyed it but in typical fashion for our family we started talking about how we could tweak the recipe or do something different.

“We should try making chocolate snow ice cream,” my oldest suggested.  Great idea! Next time we’ll try using chocolate milk.  Eggnog might be good to use too.

If you ever get plenty of snow you should really give this a try.  It’s really easy and takes only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes!  Plus, it’s a memory your kids will never forget… and may even repeat someday with their kids!

Have you ever made snow ice cream? What did you think about it?

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