Snow Cones & Kids

Each Tuesday, I pick up my grandchildren after school and we spend the afternoon and early evening together. Sometimes, one or the other of them have something going on at church or school so there aren’t always four.  We have a wonderful time playing games and lately we have been making snow cones every Tuesday.  The kids just love having them even though it is the middle of winter!

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I bought the snow cone maker just after Christmas for only $11 and it works really well.  The ice is frozen in round molds and then the machine shaves it to make a light fluffy ice – almost like snow.  At first, we used powdered drink mix and a bit of water to flavor the ice but I finally found some snow cone syrup and it works better.

Who knows, when the kids like to have snow cones in the winter perhaps they will be wanting hot chocolate in the summer!

Tea In Taos

It has been ages since I’ve written a post for my blog – I often think about it and have a post all planned out in my mind but somehow never get around to doing it.  The story of my life, I guess, The Great Procrastinator.

My husband and I took a little trip to Taos recently, he had to pick up his new glasses at the optical shop.  Along with some ordinary shopping for things like groceries we stopped at the Turquoise Teapot for tea.  It is such a cute little Tea Shop.  We had a pot of Russian Caravan tea and each of us had a lemon poppy seed scone.  The tea was excellent and the scones delicious!

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Here is a picture of the inside of the Turquoise Teapot – if you are ever in Taos be sure to stop by for tea and fresh bakery.

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