We woke up to this fantastic sight this morning.
Very, very, very early snow!
We always have snow in December here, but normally just a dusting. The bigger snowfalls wait until January or even February. But winter decided to come early!
I just measured and it is at about 5 inches on our patio and it is still coming down. It is SO exciting to have snow on the ground during Christmastime. I can only vividly remember one white Christmas in my entire life (I also remember one white Halloween). There is just something so right about snow outside and a blinking Christmas tree inside.
Since I was in a very Christmasy spirit this morning, of course, we had to have a holidays-infused bowl of oats.
This may have been the best bowl of oats I’ve ever eaten.
In the pot:
1/3 c. water
2/3 c. eggnog
1/3 c. oats
1/2 banana, sliced thin
1 tbsp. chia seeds
Two shakes of cinnamon
Pinch of salt
And yes, I do actually measure out my oatmeal ingredients.
Pre-cooking. Note whole naner slices.
Post-cooking. Banana slices are no where in sight.
They’ve dissolved into sweet, gooey blobs of yum.
I really doubted I’d be able to taste the eggnog in this, but I was so wrong. Sweet, spicy, earthy and totally eggnogrific. If you like eggnog, please go make these! They were ah-maz-zhing.
Why no, that isn’t one of my bathroom hand towels. I don’t know what you are talking about.
Today will involve a whole lot of Christmas crafting, with breaks for snow play. I’ve been informed by the Babyface that this is excellent snowman snow. Also, the Puppyface needs at least four or five more chances to stick her entire head in snow drifts. It’s her favorite winter pastime. Hope you are enjoying the snow if you got some!
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