I have one more treat before the season is over.
I almost gave up on this one. Over the summer, I snagged a snow cone syrup recipe from a magazine that turned out to be a bust. After all that orange squeezing, I was not enthused to try it again. Plus, I didn’t really know how to fix it. But I had this vision and I couldn’t let it go.
Then I thought of Simple Syrup: a 1 to 1 ratio of white sugar and water boil together to create a sweet liquid. It can be used in a variety of recipes to sweeten things up and it worked perfectly for this. Together with real juice from real oranges, it makes snow cone syrup. Now all I needed was ice. I did add a few drops of food coloring to make the orange a little brighter. Then I used my photo program to punch it up even more. :)
As for ice, I was again at a loss. Just recently I destroyed my blender and when smashing ice with my meat mallet made more mess than progress, I used my food processor. It created the most perfect fluffy ice mush without any slush. Almost snow like. I piled the ice into the plastic cups I had drawn faces on.
Once I poured the syrup in, Jack-O-Lanterns they became. I do not have the cool nozzles that real snow cone vendors have. I see now they are probably necessary.
The Jack-O-Lanterns needed a bit of green so I twisted on a green pipe cleaner, although a green spoon would work too. I like this treat because it isn’t an ordinary one. Snow cones are fun and unique. Plus, it includes real fruit juice. Always nice on a holiday whose main food group is candy.
And I again attempted to get a quality shot of both children looking at me and smiling. It was a long list and it didn’t happen.
But I got lots of smiles. And silliness. Lots of silliness.
Love them. Love the pictures.
And this one is for you.