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Snow Days

A white Christmas here in Richmond, VA. The lure of roaring fires, chilled champagne and hors d’oeuvres is awfully hard to resist.

The realities of snow man making long ago gave way to the temptations of hot chocolate for the children.

I’m sorry the site is still a mess. My guy is diligently working away in the background to provide you with the richer experience that you’ve come to expect.

In the meantime, fill the wine coolers with snow and chill the bubbles. Mrs. E. and I have.

4 thoughts on “Snow Days

  1. The world is on its head! Today the midwest had Virginia weather for December–40+ degrees and sunshine. Our Denver/Boulder relatives played golf on Christmas Eve! Hooray for Mr. E who knows how to make lemonade (or in this case hot chocolate) out of lemons! Build a fire and tuck in–it is a gift to be stuck at home (at least temporarily), and the elegant and prepared have some good groceries in the house!

    Contrast this with all of the snow storm chaos playing out on television news: futile attempts by incompetent city managers to remove snow with equipment better suited for the farm or a construction site, Philly cancels football, and the mayor goes on television and whines??

  2. Take advantage of the snow with homemade ice cream. Here’s how:

    8 cups snow
    1(one) 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
    1 t. Vanilla extract / dash of cognac

    Toss everything together in your largest bowl (chilled) using a whisk; serve the frozen snow immediately.

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