Alright folks, the snow has melted and everyone in North Carolina has returned to regularly scheduled programming. In case you don’t live here, we received a little slamming from Mother Nature about midweek last week and everything came to a screeching halt. I mean, if Wal-Mart closes…it is serious. For the most part, it seems like most people in North Carolina love the snow except for people that have to go to work regardless of the conditions. But I love it even if I do have to work; it’s so beautiful. However, I never realized how much I wanted to enjoy the winter weather and sled until Thursday morning when I was officially off work and all the stores that sold sleds were shut down. So in that regard, it wasn’t fun and I was bummed about it. Everyone on FB posted videos of them sledding down the hills Clark Griswold style and I was jealous. But the other thing people seemed to be doing a lot of was making snow cream. In all my years, I never tried to make it myself. Thankfully, D knew how and I had all the ingredients on hand. At least one snow activity seemed within reach.
What you need:
6 cups of snow
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract or flavoring
What I think: That stuff is gross. I’m just going to put it out there and say people make snow cream for the novelty of making it and not for it’s fantastic flavor or texture. I was expecting Mother Nature’s ice cream or something and I was sorely disappointed. Dustin wasn’t upset and made me feel better by telling me mostly only children like it. So it’s no wonder with my refined taste that I didn’t enjoy it, ha.
Now the snow is basically gone and it’s 70 degrees outside in true “End-times North Carolina Weather.” And I guess I’ll happily trade winter’s snow cream for summer’s margaritas. Cheers to that!