Is there anything better than a snow day?
Beginning at a young age, I discovered a love for snow. In south central Kentucky, even a flurry would cause such a frenzy that school was canceled. And when we were actually blessed with a substantial snowfall, school could be out for days—or weeks! To make it even better, there’s snowball fights, snowmen, and snow cream, snow angels, and snow dogs (actually they’re just regular dogs like Sophie, Alfie, and Nash enjoying their doggy snow day).
I’m much older now and I still love snow, but for entirely different reasons. Snow brings the world to a grinding halt. It’s magnificent beauty literally lies all around like a weighted blanket of quiet and peace and calmness. It gives me a feeling that all is right in the world…at least in that moment. It’s like CHRISTMAS!
Unfortunately, Oklahoma snow is here one day and gone the next. If you’re fortunate enough to have a snow day, enjoy it to the fullest.
If you didn’t get a snow day, you missed all the fun! It’s only February. Maybe Mother Nature will give us another one before spring. My fingers are crossed!
- 4 Cups fresh snow (avoid the yellow stuff!)
- 1 Cup milk
- 3/4 Cup sugar
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
Combine milk, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and pour over snow. Stir together until it reaches an ice cream consistency. You can add toppings if desired, but my philosophy is why mess with perfection? Enjoy!