You remember how I said our Little Snow was a prequel? Well, here you have part two. We have been getting snow for most of the week since last Wednesday. It keeps snowing and snowing some more. It is one of the benefits of living near Lake Michigan. We get the wonderful Lake Effect Snow in addition to normal System Snow.
Our well pipe has turned into a Snow Gnome. I love his little hat.
A drive on the back roads gives us this scenic view.
My bird feeder also developed a snow hat.
The grill is getting buried. No hamburgers, steaks or hot dogs for this grill. Shh... It's hibernating.
The railing on our deck covered in about a foot of snow on one end. I love how the shadow of the tree branches surrounds it.
Icicles hang from our roof and eaves.
Close up of snow. I love how the snow looked like those Styrofoam filler beans. By the way, this is my Macro Monday photo. Macro Monday is hosted by Lisa's Chaos. For more macro photos go to Macro Monday: http://lisaschaos.com/
There is one really yummy thing that comes from all the snow, Snow Cream! One bowl of snow goes from this...
To this... Yummy Goodness!
Snow cream is pretty much snow mixed with a dairy product, sweetener and added flavor. There are many recipes online that you can find by doing an Internet search. Some call for whole milk while others call for cream. Some call for adding cocoa or cinnamon to get other flavors. Here is the recipe I used.
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Blend milk, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Stir in snow until the snow cream looks similar to ice cream. Eat right away.
My Tips :
1. Store leftover amounts in the freezer in covered container. You may want to let it sit on a counter for a minute when you go to eat it again so that it thaws a bit. It isn't supposed to be hard like a rock.
2. Don't use the yellow snow or any other possibly contaminated snow
3. Almost all sites and recipes will instruct you not to use the first snow. You need to give the snow a couple hours to clean out impurities in the atmosphere.
I hope you enjoy this easy treat if you are in an area that gets snow. If not, you can always come visit me.