Saturday, January 30, 2010

The snow is falling again

We woke up this morning to a beautiful blanket of snow.  Everything that was dreary looking, is now pure white.  That is about the only thing I like about snow.  It covers everything drab up and brightens the outdoors.  The kids like snow for other reasons like: sled riding, snowball fights, igloo making, and snowman building. Mine have yet to go play in it this time around.  They did however, help dig their grandpa out.  Of course there was a reason.  They were grounded and Brian told them if they helped my father in law with his driveway then they could have the day to do whatever they wanted.  Oh yea, a good reason to shovel snow!  I remember as a kid my mom would make snow cream.  We would eat it all up.  I have made it for my kids, but I am thinking Zack was like 4 or something.  I am kinda scared to make it, with all the chemicals in the air.  I am unsure if it would be safe or not. What do you think?  I know one thing the stuff is so good!  If you have never tried snow cream, maybe you should!  Here is a recipe:

Snow Cream
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 gallon Fresh Clean Snow
Combine egg and sugar; stir well with a wire whisk. Add milk and vanilla, stirring well. Place snow into large bowl. Gradually add milk mixture to snow, gently stirring with a wooden spoon until blended.

If "a cheerful heart is good medicine," as it says in Proverbs, you'll be as healthy as a horse after reading "Don't stop Laughing now!"  

 I just started reading it and have laughed so much.  There are some stories in there that you can't help but picture what happened.  I guess that is why it really tickled my funny bone.  Being stuck in the house with all the snow and ice on the roads brings on a urge to just read.  Curl up in a blanket, get some hot chocolate, and grab a good book.  Why not read something funny!  Bring some joy to your soul.


Teresa said...

I remember when mom used to make snow ice cream. I loved it. Not sure if snow is safe to eat now or not.

JOY said...

I remember making it for us a long time ago. I did not use eggs but did use sugar and milk. The last time I made snow cream was when you were living with us in Pinch. You all ate it all up. Snow is okay if there is more than 6 inches on the ground. Don't get the snow lying close to the ground. Just three inches or more above should be safe.

Tina said...

Yes with no yellow color right? LOL