Yesterday six inches of show fell where I live and throughout most of the Southeast. Predictably everyone freaked out, clearing the shelves of stores and shutting down early. News stations filled with announcements of closings; my brother is rejoicing in not having classes for the third day in a row. Going back to school is going to be rough for him.
Meanwhile, I made snow cream. I made sure to avoid the yellow snow and get only the freshest snow. (Thanks, Wikipedia.) I thought everyone had heard of snow cream, but when I mentioned it on Twitter and to other people I was talking to, only about half the respondents had heard of it. This struck me as interesting since I’ve always lived in the south and have had snow cream before. Is snow cream really that obscure?
I made another batch today, but the snow has already turned to ice and therefore wasn’t as good as yesterday’s batch. Maybe I’ll figure out a suitable topping for snow cones tomorrow and figure out a way to cover the entire visible area outside my window with snow. This will guarantee my happiness.