He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'
Although we rarely get to build the "real" thing, we ingenious Southerners won't go without! We still manage to find ways to have snowmen in our yards!
This is our "Frosty the Bird Feeder," with real snow on the ground!
Here in the sunny South, we rarely get the kind of snow we received on Sunday. Because our snows are "here today and gone tomorrow," we are all crazy about a good snow down here! We know Northerners laugh at us for the way we take on over a few flakes, and that people who live in the snowy regions get just as tired of the snow by winter's end as we do of summer's heat and humidity here. But honestly, we just can't help ourselves! We're crazy for a bit of snow!
Christmas was made extra special this year in our neck of the woods, because we woke to thin blanket of beautiful, white powder. According to the local news station, it was the first white Christmas in our area since the 60's. Our kids have always wanted a white Christmas, and even as teenagers, they were thrilled to finally get one!!
To have a second snow fall - and one of more than 6-inches! - only a couple of weeks later was truly a treat! Schools and businesses closed. Families broke out the sleds. Snow ice cream was made. Fun was had by all!!
Snow Ice Cream
Snow Ice Cream
With this very simple recipe you can quickly make a big bowl of yummy vanilla or chocolate snow ice cream. We usually just make vanilla and let the chocolate lovers add the syrup to their individual servings. My kids call this - "a gift from God - literally!" If there are any leftovers, spoon into a plastic container and pop it into the freezer to enjoy another day!
8 cups clean snow
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
¼ - ½ cup chocolate syrup, if making chocolate snow ice cream
Place snow in a large bowl.
Pour condensed milk over snow.
Add chocolate syrup, if using.
Mix to combine.
Spoon into bowls and serve immediately.