Snow Day

by Julie Kohl on January 11, 2011

Snow days are great in the first few weeks of February when its been over a month since we’ve had a long weekend and will be over a month before spring break.  But I honestly hate having snow days right after we’ve just returned from Christmas vacation, especially when that means that we will now have to go to school on the one day off we would have had in February.  I know – I am a Grinch.  I love the snow I just wish it would be more timely.

Regardless of my apathy to the snow day, I did manage to enjoy myself.  Richie and I stayed up late last night and slept in late today.  We made breakfast, played outside, made sugar on snow and sat around doing a whole lot of nothing.  Plus, much to my chagrin, Richie got to prove to me that the totally DORKY goggles he bought weren’t so stupid after all.

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Okay let’s be honest. They still LOOK totally dorky but they were really great to have when riding around on a four-wheeler in snow and freezing temperatures.

It sure was pretty outside though and I did enjoy riding around on the four-wheeler.

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After we came in and warmed up we decided to make Sugar on Snow. Snow Cream is a popular Southern Treat made with snow but Sugar on Snow is a northern delicacy and much tastier in my opinion. Unfortunately, we had eaten most of it before I remembered to take a picture.

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Sugar on Snow is made by boiling REAL maple syrup (preferably from Vermont) over low heat until it reaches “hard ball stage” or 255 degrees. You have to watch the syrup VERY carefully because it can boil over and/or burn in a blink of an eye. We were impatient and took it off heat a little early so it didn’t quite harden up like I would have liked when we poured it on the snow. It was more the consistency of caramel or butterscotch. But it is SO GOOD! Just grab a spoon and enjoy!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dee January 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

We just did the boring southern snow ice cream. I need to keep real maple syrup as a pantry item and try this.

2 AmyEllen January 14, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I remember reading about syrup poured on snow in the Little House on the Prairie Books. I had always wanted to try it. And here we had snow this last week and all I did was moan and groan when I could have gone and tried it. Its melting now..Oh well, theres always next time.
Hugs
Amy

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