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Well, I need to go to the doctor for two things now. They were able to squeeze me in this afternoon. Luckily they said that they are advising flu patients over the phone and are not allowing them into the office. Hopefully I get some good news, keep me in your thoughts! I have to finish getting ready and get out of here soon.
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.....and the anticipation of Christmas Season 2013!
My sentiments exactly!
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I'm leaning towards Spider or Bottle. Spider as he reminds me of a cat that was here several years ago we named Spider and Bottle because he has gorgeous bottle green eyes and a bottle brush tale. If he hangs around, I'll call him both and whichever one he seems to like will be his name.
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Captain Ignorant is back for the first time in Countdown 2013, what exactly is snowcream?
It's a variation on ice cream, using snow as the main ingredient. You take clean, fresh snow and add sweetened condensed milk (or milk and sugar) and flavoring to it, usually vanilla. There are various "recipes" online---here's one example. These days, it's probably safer to use shaved ice, although I've heard of putting a big, clean bowl or pot outside when a heavy snowfall is expected.
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Originally Posted by Christmas-A-Holic View Post
First of all, you are not ignorant!

I believe they are talking about making ice cream with actual snow. Even here in Dallas I have made it! Everyone makes it a little different. I have seen it made with sweetened condensed milk, which I would like to try sometime. The way I made it was just with a little vanilla and sugar.
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It is similar to vanilla ice cream. You use snow, milk, sugar, and vanilla flavoring. Almost everyone in the NC mountains eats it when fresh snow is available.
Hmmm, I have never heard of that before today, sounds interesting.
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Originally Posted by Christmas-A-Holic View Post
I forgot but I have a shaved ice maker, not machine but has a hand crank. It's really easy to use. I need to find it and dust it off in time for summer. I bet it's stashed away with my cookie cutters!!!
Let me know if you can't find the flavored syrup. I know of a reliable place you can order it online.
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Wow! I haven't been in MMC for a while now. ^^ Well, since I'm back at uni now and I start using my laptop more frequently, it will be much more chances for me to come here. I hope you all guys have started having a great year of 2013. :] Although it seems that Christmas of 2012 have passed just short time ago, I smiled when I saw this thread which already has thousands of replies! Whoah, what a wonderful Christmas fans here! ^^ Best wishes to all from (surprisingly) not-rainy Scotland!
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Originally Posted by Christmas-A-Holic View Post
First of all, you are not ignorant!

I believe they are talking about making ice cream with actual snow. Even here in Dallas I have made it! Everyone makes it a little different. I have seen it made with sweetened condensed milk, which I would like to try sometime. The way I made it was just with a little vanilla and sugar.
Making it with sweetened condensed milk is soooooo good---although it's sticky and has loads of calories!
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Went to see CalSTRS to sign retirement papers and all is said and done! My last day of work will be Thursday, January 31, 2013 and my first day of retirement will be Friday, February 1, 2013. YEAH!!! I have to go down to Edward Jones and sign papers to get that special fund rolled over with the other money they have for me. I am getting happier and happier by the minute!
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Good names! Let us know which one he likes better!
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It's a variation on ice cream, using snow as the main ingredient. You take clean, fresh snow and add sweetened condensed milk (or milk and sugar) and flavoring to it, usually vanilla. There are various "recipes" online---here's one example. These days, it's probably safer to use shaved ice, although I've heard of putting a big, clean bowl or pot outside when a heavy snowfall is expected.
Sounds easy enough.
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