I couldn't believe it! Especially since I had just flown back from Texas where the high was in the low 80's, requiring me to peel off layers as the day progressed. But it was true! As I deboarded the plane, I heard bits of conversation here and there saying Chicago was going to have another major snowstorm. Noooooo!!! Not again! All day long, the snow has kept falling creating an even deeper layer than last week.
There's no denying that it's beautiful!
Pretty as a picture, right???
It's brought back a memory from my childhood seeing this ever deepening blanket of white. A memory of a delicacy that was taught to me by my mother. One that makes perfect sense having grown up in New England where country stores and gift shops offered every form of sweet treat made from maple syrup. Where driving down country roads you would find sign, after handmade sign, announcing that they had fresh maple syrup for sale.
So what is this delicacy? First, find a virgin patch of freshly fallen snow (you know what I mean!!) and fill a glass with it, letting it tower over the brim.
Now comes the best part! Using only real maple syrup ....
... slowly pour it over the snow.
As the maple syrup hits the cold, white flakes, it quickly dissolves into a delicious slush! The amount you use is up to you.
When the spoon hits your mouth, this concoction quickly melts leaving the taste of cold mixed with sweet! Sheer heaven requiring nothing more than Mother Nature's magic.. Winter's snow and maple syrup made from the sap of maple trees in Spring!
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