I can pleasantly report that we are not! Highs are in the 50's and no snow in the forecast. This winter has been wonderful- unlike the past few years when the drifts were taller than our vehicles and we were snowed in the house for days and days at a time. My husband grumbles about the crazy Nebraska weather and how unpredictable it can be, but I am relishing the sunshine and hoping that tomorrow doesn't blow up a blizzard.
This is a picture of my youngest son two years ago posing in front of my neighbor's RV and full size van. YES! Your eyes are not deceiving you- that snow bank about matches the height of an RV! Now, you can fully understand my gratitude for 50 degree weather.
So far this year we haven't had a chance to make our annual treat of snow ice cream. It's a family tradition and a fun project perfect for a dreary snow day. We put all that fresh white fluff to good use and whip up a batch of ice cream. It's a lot more fun to shovel this treat into our mouths than clear the sidewalks. Just remember the old adage about not eating yellow snow...
I thought I would share this delicacy for those of you lucky enough to be enjoying a winter wonderland.
Here are the items you will need for Snow Ice Cream:
- fresh, clean snow- this is vital, because you don't want any surprises or gravel
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups of milk
- Fill a large bowl with fresh snow. We use the old popcorn bowl, but sometimes we need more than one bowl full.
- In another bowl, mix sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk.
- Add the snow and stir.
- Keep adding the snow until the mixture becomes thick. You can adjust this easily to suit your tastes.
What do you enjoy doing on your snow days?