The Snow Day Rule

Today it is snowing.
You guys know the rule about snow days, right?
Here’s the super mathematical equation:
Snow Day = Eat Day.
(SD = ED)
Baking, slow cooking and basically sitting around all day thinking about what I can eat next are my past times of choice when under house arrest on snow days.
And it’s totally legit, hence the snow day rule.
There are no sandwiches on snow days.  No cereal. No salads.
Snow days are exclusive to warm cozy foods that smell delicious while simmering for hours.
Foods that can only be consumed while wearing sweats and cozy socks.
Foods that contain butter or beg for butter to be slathered on top.
Foods that help build an extra layer of fat for when you have to go scavenging for more food.
(And by scavenging I mean hoisting yourself off the couch)
This morning as I peeked outside at the untouched white blanket of snow that had covered our front lawn I saw a woman…
She. Was. Jogging.
(insert sound effect of record player needle scratching)
Doesn’t she know about the SD = ED rule?
I really hope that she is reading this.
Who jogs when there is 8″ of snow of the ground?
She’s kinda letting the mathematical community as a whole down…
don’t you think?
…as well as inadvertently making me feel like a lazy butt.
 You really shouldn’t argue with math.
On a side note, a few weeks ago I found this at the store:
Have you guys seen this stuff?
I abruptly stopped my shopping cart mid-aisle, nearly getting my Achilles snapped by the pushy supermarket tailgater behind me.
It was worth the risk of injury…Toasted Marshmallow Creme.
That is serious.
So, armed with Toasted Marshmallow Creme, I adhered to the SD = ED rule today and made brownies.
It’s the right thing to do.
Toasted Marshmallow brownies
for brownies:
1/2 cup (1 stick) room temp butter
1 cup. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 cup all purpose flour
frosting:
1, 7oz container of Toasted Marshmallow creme
1/2 cup room temp butter
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
chocolate glaze:
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 T. butter
2 T. milk
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
The same day I found the marshmallow creme, I also found this little bit of genius.
No melting necessary.
You just squeeze the pouch a little and use them wherever you would use unsweetened baking squares.  Awesome.
Talk about a successful day at the supermarket!
 Preheat to 325°
Lightly spray 8×8 pan with baking spray.
Combine butter, sugar and vanilla and beat until combined.  Add in eggs and melted unsweetened chocolate.
Mix until incorporated.
Stir in flour.
Spread into prepared pan.
 Bake for 25 min or until a toothpick inserted 1″ from edge of pan comes out clean.
While brownies are cooling make your frosting.
Beat together your marshmallow cream and butter until smooth.
Slowly add in your vanilla and powdered sugar and continue mixing for 1 min on medium speed.
Reserve for later.
When brownies have cooled completely spread frosting evenly on top.
Now make your chocolate glaze.
In small saucepan melt butter, unsweetened chocolate and milk over low heat.
When melted remove from heat and add in your powdered sugar.
Stir until smooth.
Pour this on top of frosting.
 Refrigerate for 30 minutes until chocolate top is set.
Cut into squares when ready to serve.
Now, just because I wanted to be cute I made some little marshmallow snowmen to top the brownies.
They are super easy and TOTALLY optional.
You can use them on brownies or as cupcake toppers.
Push 3 mini marshmallows onto a toothpick.
Melt some white chocolate or almond bark.  I always add a nice teaspoon of vegetable shortening to my chocolate before melting because it makes it thinner and easier to dip.
(about a tablespoon for every 4 oz.)
Dip the marshmallows into the white chocolate and immediately top with a chocolate chip “hat”.
Let set.
Once set, I drew on faces with edible markers.
How do you spend your snow days?
And please don’t answer, “I jog”!
 

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theblogisthenewblack
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Eek! Adorable.

Caroline
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I sleep in, eat (maybe sew) and bake stuff with waaaaay too much butter and sugar!

Love the brownies – and the snowmen are adorable!!

Liz
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These are so cute! Love the snowmen on top.

keepitsweet
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I feel the same way about snow days!!! These are adorable!

Jade
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These look fabulous and so cute. I have to find the roasted marshmallow creme. It would take a fluffynutter to a whole new level! Oh and who runs outside when its that cold!

Kori
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These are quite possibly the cutest Snow Day idea EVER! Love them.

marla {Family Fresh Cooking}
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marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

I know snow days do equal eat days. Travel days equal eat days too. These are darling, those snowmen are precious!

Danielle
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These are adorable!

I Like To Cook 222
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Aw! How cute! I almost couldn't eat it!

Sue
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You are so funny:) I need to go more slowly down my grocery aisles…I am obviously missing out! Your brownies look so adorable! Though we don't have snow here, it is COLD right now, and I can definitely get behind your mathematical equation:)

Pink Little Cake
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I love this post. I spend my snow days..if I am working: snacking all day and sitting in my chair getting fat at the office. If I am home: eating all day and running around my little one trying to getting rid of the calories I'm eating.

Donna
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In the south, rain is eating day and my husband puts this theory to rest every rainy day! If rain is in the forecast, it means it time to shop! lol Love your blog and loved this post! Donna @ http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

Joanna
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Must find toasted marshmallow creme!
I spent my snow day yesterday eating cinnamon pancakes with Frangelico flavored coffee. Yum! Then I made lots and lots of valentines… I had to do something productive!

CantStopBaking
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these are too cute! I am with you the SD=ED! We had a snow day yesterday, and I baked the whole day…makes the house smell yummy!

Mary
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I'll set bread to rise and then plop on the sofa and read in front of the fireplace. Towards late afternoon I'll make a pot of soup for supper and get the bread into the oven. This is my first visit to your blog and I must tell you how much I enjoyed it. I've been browsing through your earlier posts and I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

Mini Baker
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I live in LA so I don't have snow days 🙁 wish i could experience just one!
I WANT THAT MARSHMALLOW FLUFF! not fair!! we don't have it at any of our grocery stores:(

SweetSugarBelle
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Hahaha…u don't have to worry about me jogging LOL…EVER!!!I bet you will never guess how I spend my snowdays…I bake cookies:)

Bromography
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For me, snow days call for a hearty soup. Jogging should be banned.

Jocelyn
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Those mini snowmen are adorable! and toasted marshmallow cream…I have to go to the store now and find some!!!

zenaliciousmommy
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OMG…totally drool worthy!!!

And my snow day ritual is just trying not kill the children. heh! 😉

Suzie
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as always, love your stuff.
I put it up on my blog.

http://www.imlovinyourblog.blogspot.com

thanks for the fun ideas!!

tease-spoon of sugar
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I'm loving the ratio of marshmallows to brownie. They look amazing. We have snow days here all the time…so unfortunately it just means we pull out the shovel and get on with life as usual. Brutal.

Kristen
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I like your math! Yum!

Trainer T.s Fitness
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Love this blog so cute, and I would bake if I could but your keeping me inspired 😉

Snow days, pot of chili on the crock pot, make snow angels and hot cocoa.
Lounge, read and nap…….under a BIG down comforter and snuggle in tight.

When dinner time comes, I open the lid of the chili and dig in!

Nope I don't run 🙂

Anita
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While I wholly support the SD=ED equation, for those of us living where there is no snow and the weather is perpetually mild, is there a comparative equation for us? And while I've never seen Toasted Marshmallow Creme in a container, just the thought of such a thing makes me a little weepy with joy.

Lisa
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What an adorable touch to your brownies. Have never seen that toasted marshmallow creme but it sounds fantastic. As for me, we don't have snow, but we do have rain. Surely there's a rule that says RD = ED right? On those days, I love to stay in and bake.

Joanne
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I'm seriously a crazy person when it comes to running and even I don't run when there's that much snow on the ground. It defies every rule in the snow rulebook. Crazy woman.

Now where is that toasted marshmallow stuff in my life! Why does it not exist in my supermarket?!?!? Tragedy. I wonder if Amazon sells it.

Jennifurla
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this made me LOL :
"I abruptly stopped my shopping cart mid-aisle, nearly getting my Achilles snapped by the pushy supermarket tailgater behind me."

I never seen this stuff but it sounds and looks fantastic.

I agree with you snow day = eat day.

Lilianna Grace
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Adorable. Just adorable. Love your math too! I wonder when we'll get snow in San Diego????

Taija
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Those brownies sound HEAVENLY! and the little snowmen are adorable! I had to laugh as I was reading this because my husband is a marathon runner and LOVES to run in the rain and snow. He is undeniably CRAZY, I tell him so often 🙂 I'm with you! I want cozy sweats, slippers and warm yummy food… alas we live in sunny CA, those blue skies and singing birds tell me spring is just about here. Better dust off my spandex…after I make some brownies.

Cul-de-Sac Mom
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I can't wait to make some of these! My kids will love making the snowmen!

oneordinaryday
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Ha! I do NOT jog! These brownies are awesome and the little snowmen toppers are beyond adorable.

Patti
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I ? snow days! Lazy pj wearin', face stuffin', couch snuggin' snow days!

Look at all that wonderful marshmallow fluff frosting! YUM!!

helpergirl
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Hilarious !!!

lilaloa
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The snowmen are so tiny! I love them. I think that snow days are for making giant bread bowls and then making soup to go in them. A creamy soup of course.

Manni
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OMG! I want one! They look so good and so yummy!
Too cute : )

Taylor
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If I still had snow days, I would totally go by the SD=ED rule, obviously!

Rebecca
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Those are the cutest desserts that I've ever seen!

Diane {Created by Diane}
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Diane {Created by Diane}

Shelly, those are absolutely adorable. I haven't see the toasted marshmallow cream yet…haven't seen any white blanket of snow either 🙂 but these would suer make my day a "snow day" What is that person thinking-jogging in the snow, but people jog in the rain her all the time, I think that is weird too.

Monica H
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We don't really have snow days. But when we do, I go outside, freeze my butt off, and take pics…when I'm not sitting on my butt!

Kate Morgan Jackson
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First of all, thanks for stopping by my blog (FramedCooks) and leaving your sweet comment, and I am so happy you did because now I know about YOUR fabulous blog! Second of all, those are officially the cutest edible snowmen I have ever seen!! And last…pre-melted chocolate?? Love it. 🙂

Sweet Sins
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Those snowmen are so dang cute woman! And jog… in snow… She was probably a robot stepford wife because otherwise I don't see why you would waste a perfectly good SD with jogging!! That would be like have peas in place of a birthday cake! UNHEARD OF!!!

Ann?
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Hi! My name's Anna and I'm from Italy 🙂
Your blog is very very interesting, and fantastic!!
Compliments!!!:):)

If you like italian food I invite you in my blog ^-^
Bye!

nelsonturf
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Have you tried using pretzel sticks instead of toothpicks…would that work? I just worry about my kids takin' a big ol' bite outa that thing without checking for non-edibles.
Oh…and I'm SO not joggin'.

Passiflora
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these are gorgeous… awesome!

sugarswings
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are you kidding me??! these are so awesomely awesome!!! And toasted marhsmallow creme! I need that 🙂

ps I spend my snow days perusing cool food blogs

Jaclyn
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I just stumbled across your blog and this post made me laugh out loud. SD definitely equals ED! That lady must have been crazy.

Cupcake Crazy Gem
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These are so cool! I love the eat day equation! I have never seen the toasted marshmallow creme and hmm i just want to eat my screen!
I have tagged you in a post over on my blog if you want to do a question time!

Holly
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LOL!! Jogging of all things!! What in the world?!? Especially when there are brownies like these to be consumed!!!!

Monet
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These are so adorable! I completely agree that snow days equal baking/eating days. I don't know how people can find the motivation to run in this weather…it boggles my mind! Thank you for sharing such a sweet recipe. I hope your weekend overflows with good food, good friends, and love!

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