Let it Snow!

 

This is me, shamelessly showing off my dogs. They love the snow almost as much as I do!

Ahhhhh, Texas in the wintertime!

You know, they tell me it’s not the norm here, but for the past two years, we have been hit with some serious winter weather in February.

Now, there are some who would scoff at my excitement to see a few inches of this beautiful white stuff.  You know the people I’m talking about – the ones who reside in areas in which they daily shovel their sidewalks before walking to work (up-hill, both ways…in short sleeves), who join “Polar Bear” clubs, and who eat snow cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  These people probably smirk at the way the whole of Dallas shuts down from a few days of ice and snow, and react to yet another day of snow the same way I react to yet another day of rain.

Needle Felting kit, Needle Felted Snowman – by bearcreekdesign

But, oh, the magic of snow still exists for me!  Whether it’s getting outside and making snowmen and snow angels, staying inside and succumbing to my sudden urge to bake, or enjoying the view from my cozy living room, curled up with some knitting or a good book, I love a snow day.

If the idea of snow cream for, well, at least one meal out of the day sounds good, and you’ve never tried it before, here’s a quick recipe to get you started.

 

What you’ll need:

Snow – Place a bowl outside to catch some while it’s still coming down. [Toss out the snow and start over again if it has “yellowed” ;)]

Milk or Cream

Sugar

Vanilla Extract

Snow Cream – Vanilla Fudge – Southern Style – by VeesWear

Once your bowl has filled with snow, bring it inside and add just a little milk or cream.  Too much will make the snow too slushy, and remember, you can always add more.  Add a teaspoon or two of vanilla, and sugar to taste.  Voila!  If you don’t eat it all the first time around, snow cream can store pretty well in the freezer for the rest of the day.

Have you tried snow cream before?  Do you just love it, or is it something you could totally live without?  Leave me a comment below and tell me about it!

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