I woke up to two things this morning: A light dusting of snow and a 2-hour school delay. Since our morning will be a little less rushed, a light dusting of snow means hot chocolate. Our family has been watching a lot of Christmas-themed Hallmark movies lately and in all those movies an ungodly amount of hot chocolate is discussed, purchased, made and drunk. Hot chocolate and snow go together like Christmas and cuddling. Hot chocolate is sort of like a cuddle for your tummy. (See! It's all those Hallmark movies! They're turning me into a sap!) I purposefully used the word "tummy" in my blog! A blog about culinary adventures NOT babies! Although babies and snow... Sorry, I digress...
Right now, I am actually sipping Aunt Ruth's Tonic (to help with my inflammation) and repeatedly gazing at my snow-covered garden. Our youngest daughter, Mia, is asleep in her bed and the morning news is in the background. I've done a few chores and plan to work on my cookbook before my day kicks into overdrive. Sipping a nice cup of hot chocolate (or coffee or tea) is a great way to slow down and enjoy a moment be that moment lightly dusted with snow or not.
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