Sledding Fun at Hart Ranch

* We * love snow!

We does not mean all of us.  It completely and entirely excludes Mark.  It’s our running joke since he detests it so much.

Out here at Hart Ranch, there are several good sledding hills.

Here are a few photos from their adventure the other day.  If I had a snowsuit for Zander, I would have put him on a sled, but I don’t so, I didn’t.  Maybe that was a good thing as far as safety is concerned, but I have a sneaking suspicion that he would have had a blast!

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Even Pepper got in on it. I have to say, he didn’t much enjoy being on the actual sled.  But he ran around like a crazy dog and slept the rest of the day.  We just love that little dog!

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Hot Chocolate Mix Without Powdered Milk

My mom is a good cook.  She makes popcorn, chili, cookies, and lots of other foods.

Our friend’s mom is a good cook too.  She makes good chili, it is not spicy.

To all the kids, say thank you to your mom for making food.

My mom says I am a good cook too. This hot chocolate mix is better than store-bought. I made it for gifts for friends.

hot-chocolate-mix-recipe-without-powdered-milkHot Chocolate Mix
3 1/2 c. sugar
2 1/4 c. cocoa
1 T. salt
whole milk for serving

We mixed all the dry ingredients in a bowl.  (This makes a lot)

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To make:

Heat one cup of milk (I use the microwave). Add two tablespoons of mix to the heated milk. Stir.

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Until next time,