Today, the sun is shining! It's only about 20 degrees outside but the sun is bright (I may have to go out and lift my face to the sun for a little vitamin D)! I love winter. I love snow. I love icicles. I hate dark! I often think it would be so incredible to live in the UP of Michigan or in Alaska, or anywhere else that gets A LOT of snow but I know I could not cope with the darkness. Too many long nights and grey days seriously affect my mood. Today, though, I woke up to the sun and have been basking in it all day. I'm am grateful for a God who is creative in the seasons and in the individual days of each season. Just as I thanked Him for the beautiful snow fall yesterday, I am equally astonished at the snow glare today from such a bright sun. Thank you Jesus!!
We just had snow cream for a treat! This is a favorite winter treat around here. With the fresh snow fall yesterday, it was a perfect day for snow cream. Here's the recipe:
1 pint whipping cream
1/2 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
Beat together until thick. Bring in a large mixing bowl of fresh snow and slowly add snow to cream mixture until it is thick and blended well. Eat quickly.... it melts fast!
**we have experimented with chocolate syrup instead of vanilla extract and it is good too!