Saturday, January 21, 2012

Thawing out

The snow came this week and now it is almost gone.
We ended up with about 6 inches or so at our house.
The Little Man enjoyed playing in it but The Little Lady did not like it very much when it got deep.
The Little Man liked sledding but The Little Lady cried and just wanted to be held when we were at the hills.
When we we not out enjoying the snow we were inside staying warm and thawing out.
The cloths rack set up by the fire worked well to keep all of our snow gear in one spot. Everything was all nice and toasty by the time we were ready to bundle up again and head back out into the snow.
We also drank too many cups of cocoa to count to help stay thawed.
I have been using this recipe to make homemade hot cocoa powder that The Littles just love.
2 cups non fat dry milk powder
3/4 cup sugar (powder, regular or cane sugar)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 powdered non dairy creamer (try Ripped Cream Coffee Creamer to avoid the hydrogenated oils)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Mix all ingredients in a quart size mason jar and shake or stir. Mix two or three scoops in with a mug full of hot water and enjoy. Add a little whole milk to make it extra creamy or cool it off for little hands.
Nature has been doing a great job the past few days thawing everything out and creating amazing ice cycles that The Littles enjoyed collecting off of the truck.

This afternoon most of the snow has melted and out outside temp. reads 44*.
Goodbye snow. You were fun while you were here but I am not really sad to see you go.

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