It’s almost here. Another possibly big snow. People are excited. They are buying up everything on the shelves–well, not everything–I did notice a lot of brussel sprouts still in the produce section. But, everywhere you go the talk is “snow, snow, snow!”
I’m pretty much a snow lover as well as a snow day lover. I happen to be fortunate enough to work for a church with a steep, sloping parking lot!!! That means when it snows a lot it is very hard to get in and out of it. Because we are a church and not a business, we are lower on the plowing priority list, which means my wonderful, super considerate, awesome boss (yeah, he often reads my blog) tells us to just stay home!!!
So what’s a mom to do when there’s no school, no work and no lack of snow. What else? Remember the old saying, “When life gives you snow, make snow ice cream!”? Okay, I know the saying is really, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But c’mon give me a break, after all once you try the snow ice cream recipe posted at the bottom of the page, you’ll be saying it, too!
While you gather the kiddos to begin scoop of a bunch of the wonderful white stuff, why not dig into what God’s Word has to say about snow. You and your kids may be surprised and some of the “cool” things you find. For example:
Daniel 7:9 says that “the Ancient of Days took his seat and His clothing was as white as snow
Job 37:6 “He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’, and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.'”
Job 38:22 “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail. . . ”
Isaiah 1:18 “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow;”
Proverbs 26:1 “Like snow in the summer, or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.”
There are more, of course, and snow days give us a chance to search out God’s Word like an indoor treasure hunt with great riches at the end like cool new info from the Bible, time spent with our kids, and SNOW ICE CREAM!!!
And just in case you don’t have your own great recipe, you can try this one. (It does take raw eggs, but I have never, ever gotten salmonella from eating it. However, if that’s a concern for you, just leave the eggs out.)
IT’S SNOW COOL SNOW ICE CREAM
2 cans evaporated milk or 1 can evap and 1 can sweetened condensed
1 1/2 Cups sugar
1-2 Tablespoons vanilla
3 well beaten eggs
1 large pan of snow (maybe 2 gallons worth)
Beat the sugar and eggs with a mixer. Add milk. Then stir in the snow and eat it up right away–like you’d do anything else with it!
I love how God allows us to see Him in everything. I love how He gives us opportunities as moms to help our kids find Him in places they might not expect, and I love how He takes somewhat ordinary things, like snow and makes them into something extraordinary, like snow ice cream!!
Mama Mia–That’s snow cool!