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There’s Just Something About December…..

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There is something about December that has us running for our favorites of everything and that includes books.

Snow

Today is cold and rainy. I would love it so much if it would just snow. Though this won’t happen today, the only thing I can think of doing is pulling out one of our favorite books, “Snow” by Uri Shulevitz . We read this all winter long. First it starts with one snow flake and little by little….

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…then this small city is magically transformed into a winter wonderland.

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What is it about snow? The ugliest place can be transformed into a place of magic and mystery by this falling powder from the sky. Though there are many crafts we could do that would give us the feeling of snow and the remembrance of snow, I would rather wait for the real deal.

 Something to Do: Snow Cream

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When we moved to the Smoky Mountains we discovered a southern tradition called snowcream.Did you know you can make ice cream out of snow?  So today if you are in a place where it is snowing you can make yourself a little bowl of magic right now. For the rest of us, we will just have something to look forward to.

  • 8 cups of snow
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix milk, vanilla, and sugar until dissolved. Add snow, stir until consistency is thick and creamy. Serve immediately. Might I suggest that it tastes great with chocolate chips or little goodies (small candy) too.

Snow cream

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Have you ever made snowcream?

2 thoughts on “There’s Just Something About December…..

  1. I have quite fortunately stumbled across this blog and how exciting! I was pleasantly surprised to see the cover of “Snow” as the page loaded. I just recently discovered this book for my son who is almost three and he LOVES it. It really is a great book. As a Canadian living in Texas I wish that we could get some “real” snow but alas, we seem to fated to only rain. Despite the fact that Houston got a really nice show of snow … we got only those two or three snowflakes like at the beginning of “Snow” 🙂

  2. Hi Magdalena,
    I wishing for you much snow or at least a trip home to Canada during winter. Thanks for stopping in. Please come back.
    Yours,
    Valarie

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