April's CR Diary

A diary of a 30 year old woman following CRON, or Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition, for health and life extension.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

A Couple of Skinny Girls Shoveling Snow with a Broom

Yeah, it looked pretty silly.

My mother and I figured we'd better try to dig out our cars while it was relatively warm and sunny here, so we went out to do the best we could. We had one snow shovel and a broom. So we took turns shoveling the snow, and batting at it with the wide end of the broom. A woman with a serious snow shovel came by and helped us get my car out, and my mom's car is one of those giant old American made tanks that can roll over almost anything, so it was able to extricate itself with relatively little digging.

Wow, it's cold! That bitter, wet cold of the northeast. People think that Philadelphia is a cold part of the world. It's actually not that cold here most of the time. I think it's more like DC than like New York or Boston. So when we get snow, it's an event. The schools close, the shops close, and no one has any idea what to do with themselves. Everyone seems to run out to buy milk and bread, which I find perplexing. The last thing I'd want to be snowed in with is a bunch of bread. Eggwhites, sure... in some cultures, it's considered a delicacy to eat eggwhites that are covered with a layer of snow, left outside overnight.

Back to the Mouse...


  • At 6:28 PM, Blogger Mary Robinson said…

    April - you can probably make some snow ice cream - which is no doubt slightly toxic, but worth it. Whip your egg whites with an equal amount of milk until it is slightly fluffy. Add sucralose to them and vanilla. And a pinch of salt. Then fold in some snow until the consistency is like ice milk.

    We love this. My husband makes this all the time.


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