December 14, 2007

Winter Wonderland

It went from a few flurries to near blizzard conditions in 5 minutes yesterday. I've been living in New England all my life, and never have I seen the snow accumulate so fast. More than an inch an hour.

School let out an hour early, and as soon as Noah got off the bus, he asked if he could stay out and play in the snow.

I practically had to threaten him with bodily harm to force him into the house, he was having so much fun sledding. When he came in, he said "mom, I feel like a corpse-icle, just like that guy on "Pushing Daisies". (you had to be there).

After having a nice mug of hot cocoa, he thawed right out.

Noah's Favorite Hot Cocoa made with Splenda

8 oz. milk

2 T Hershey's Cocoa Powder

3 or 4 Splenda packets (to taste)

pinch of salt

dash of vanilla

Heat milk over low heat (do not boil). You can also do this in the microwave.

Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk like crazy to remove any lumps.

Garnish with mini marshmallows and enjoy!

This was taken at about 9:30 last night, as the snow kept coming down.

We're supposed to get another foot on Sunday.


Shannon said...

Brendon's school let the kids out on time and he didn't get home until 5 p.m.!!

Lea said...

Oh my goodness! I would have lost my mind. I'm assuming he was on the bus?
I'm sure he has snacks and stuff in his backpack in case he gets low, but still...that's a long time.

Bernard said...

I left the office (Chelmsford, MA) shortly after the snow started coming down. Nearly a 2 hour drive home, which is a lot longer than usual.

It was nice to see the snow. But it was hard work last night and this morning clearing out the cars.

Despite this effort (which always helps bring my blood sugar down), I do hope it's more snow on Sunday and not rain!