Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

They grew up over night!

Four images of mushrooms that seemed to appear overnight.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2017 twosnydergirls

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Watermelon Rice Cereal Treats

Pinterest and children go together like peanut butter and jam and 
they are  just as much fun.

After just 15 minutes on Pinterest we had a list of 10 foods, crafts or activities that they would like to do.

Here is #1 only because we had all of the ingredients at hand on a Canadian Thanksgiving Saturday.

Watermelon Rice Cereal Treats

There are numerous posts dedicated to making a rice cereal treats that look like  watermelons.  We have included a few at the bottom of this post.

We used food colour only because we do not enjoy the taste of Kool Aid powder in our rice treats and many of the recipes include this drink powder to help colour the cereal.

Other recipes use chocolate chips or raisin on top of the cereal treat to create watermelon seeds and we expanded on this adding a ¼ cup of chocolate chips to the warm marshmallow batter to add a little chocolate treat to the inside.

Grandma Snyder
©2013 – 2017 twosnydergirls 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Friday, 8 September 2017

Fall Beef Stew

At the Snyder home Sunday dinner has become an adventure as we reach into the box of handwritten recipes we have collected from the estates of our parents. 

Once upon a time we had thought this jumble of scraps of paper should be tossed but no more! 

As we make these amazing recipes we take a mental trip down memory lane.  Did we remember the recipe , did our parents or grandparents ever make the recipe and if they did, did they like it.

This weeks offering started as a newspaper clipping the name and date of the paper cut away years before and on the paper was written the additional ingredients one of our ancestor's  added.

2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 onions chopped
2 lbs stewing beef
2-3 cloves of garlic minced
1 lb button mushrooms
3 stalks of celery chopped
3 large carrots chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup beer
2 cups beef broth
1 cup frozen peas
1 pkg of onion soup mix
3 bay leaves tied in cheese cloth
Cornstarch mix in water

Clean and chop the vegetables set aside
Add olive oil to a stew pot and sauté the onions, garlic, celery for 3 minutes on medium high heat
Add stewing beef and cook until the meat has started to brown, reduce heat and add the rest of the ingredients
Simmer for 3 hours
Remove the bay leaves and thicken with cornstarch add small amounts of the cornstarch paste and stop when the desired thickness has been reached.
From Our Table to Yours
Grandma Snyder

©2013-2017 twosnydergirls

The Beauty of A Morning Drive

Three images from this mornings fall drive  Grandma Snyder ©2013-2017 twosnydergirls