I’m a sucker for a trip: long, short, far, or near, with friends or without, to see family or to meet new people. I love tasting local foods, learning from different cultures and sharing new recipes that I collect along the way.
My love of travel is no secret. In the past year, I traversed my way through snow-covered mountains, the humidity of the tropics, moderate countryside climes, and sandy dunes at beaches, ending full circle with a snowy blizzard in Northern California.
Oh what joy it is…to ride through a blizzard!
When they said, “Welcome to our house,” all I could respond was, “Where is it?”
All around the neighborhood, folks had to take to wearing snowshoes to get around.
My crazy children decided we should take a tranquil hike through the snowcapped trees.
While they rode saucers down slopes, I warmed myself in this cozy cabin.
Without a doubt, the scenery was spectacular.
Yet, after donning more snowshoes for the hike out,
and following a romp in the snow,
we were ready to warm up.
That’s when I discovered my new drink of choice: The S’more.
Simply combine some hot imported cocoa with a good amount of vodka in a 10-12 ounce glass. Yes, that’s right!
Top it with a homemade marshmallow crème in a glass rimmed with gooey chocolate syrup and graham crackers crumbs. Add two straws, one for you and one for the one you love.
Within minutes, you will forget that you are seated beside a frozen lake in the cold.