Summer begins June 20, but you’d hardly know it by the look of things with people walking around in jackets and knitted caps, and my daughter wrapped in a blanket complaining of how cold it is. However, that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t enjoy a delicious serving of Frozen Passion.
Spring cleaning is getting off to a slow start. Last Sunday, we started by taking the storms down and putting up the screens on the windows. The fresh air coming through the windows was heavenly and I liked the fact that we could finally air out the house after eight months of being locked up tight like a sardine can. Our home can get mighty rank with the smells of cooked cabbage, fish, broccoli, body odor, and cat litter. Sunday was a fine day and the windows stayed open for one whole afternoon before a late winter storm forced me to close them.
I’ve been wondering if people still give their houses a good spring cleaning like they used to when scouring baseboards, cleaning out cupboards, washing blinds, swapping out winter blankets for summer bedspreads, and so on, was an annual event. I do it every year and enlist my daughters’ assistance although sometimes it’s like pulling teeth to get them to help. But, not this morning. My daughter got a wild hair up her butt, as her Aunt Linda would say (only she would say it with more colorful language), and began a major clean up of her and her sister‘s bedroom.
She started pulling things out from under the beds, packing old stuff away in boxes, and vacuuming up a year’s worth of dust bunnies. She even mentioned what an amazing job a vacuum cleaner does. (Oh my! Where have I gone wrong? Has she only just learned about vacuums?)
As the day progressed, I watched my daughter as she went about her task. The room got messier and then got cleaner. She said she felt productive and I began to think of how fresh air and spring cleaning does a body good. It clears the mind, lifts the spirits, and helps promote a calmer constitution. Everyone should pick up a dust cloth, throw out some junk, and give away things they no longer need. Once you clean up and de-clutter a space, good energy begins to flow.
After all of that hard work, it will be time to reward yourself and the kids for a job well done with this summer favorite, “Creamy Ice” confection. As for us, we may be having hot chocolate.
Frozen Passion Recipe
- 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
- (1) 2 litter bottle of pop, your choice of flavor – cream soda, orange, or pineapple are delicious.
Pour the 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk and the soda pop into a freezer container. Freeze until firm, stirring occasionally during the freezing process.
In conclusion, I should note a little background to my acquiring this easy and tasty recipe. Enjoy!