Tuesday, February 1, 2011

In and Safe

With Snowmagedon coming, I made it home safely.  My job is to keep the home fires burning (literally) while Himself handles stuff at work.

My footprints that I left when I arrived an hour and a half ago are already covered.  I've got my french toast fixins' and the pets have food (very important because I don't want to become a midnight snack). The Mighty Og sent a text to see if I was home and to offer shelter if I needed it.

I've got food, shelter, and heat and the pets are safe with me and Himself is safe at work.  The major downside is that I won't see him probably until Thursday but each of us is doing what needs to be done.  My mind is at ease because he's in and safe and his mind is at ease (as much as can be) because I've got things under control here (so far).

Maybe I'll go bake some cookies.

15 comments:

Brigid said...

Sorry that you are apart. I have power.
Barkley has treats. And there are 2 chili beers left.

Midwest Chick said...

Oooh. Chili beer! I made chocolate pudding with cayenne and cinnamon for breakfast. Talked to him this morning and he sounds tired--probably another 36 hours before he gets home.

ViolentIndifference said...

"chocolate pudding with cayenne and cinnamon"

Seriously?

Midwest Chick said...

Seriously. Good enough for the Mayans and Aztecs. I use VERY dark chocolate and the cayenne and cinnamon really enhances the flavor. Perfect served warm on a cold day.

ViolentIndifference said...

MidwestChick - Pudding is supposed to be a no no for my diet. But this is intriguing.

Midwest Chick said...

No pudding or no chocolate? Because you can put cayenne and cinnamon in any recipe with chocolate--like brownies and such that are thicker. Cakes, not so much.

ViolentIndifference said...

I've seen the Mayan Chocolate as a selling feature for... hot chocolate, perhaps?... but perceived it as marketing nonsense, not an actual recipe.

Now I know. And now I want some.

Midwest Chick said...

You can make your own hot chocolate or you can put some cayenne and cinnamon in the pre-made stuff. It's really good.

ViolentIndifference said...

You won me over. I'm enjoying some right now. It took a lot more cayenne than I thought it would.

Thank you for pointing me to this!

og said...

The cayenne opens up the taste receptors on your tongue so the little chocolate molecules can climb in and have a party.

Midwest Chick said...

And party they do--I can see why the Ancient Indians combined the two.

Glad you like it VI! You never know what you're going to find in a blog, do you?? :-)

BTW, I've also had dark chocolate ice cream with cayenne--phenomenal!

ViolentIndifference said...

I used milk chocolate, no dark available at the moment. But the dark would rock!

No ice cream for me. I can get away with a hot chocolate, but as much as I love cream, my belt does not.

Midwest Chick said...

Nestle has a packaged dark hot chocolate that makes a good base for the cayenne. Dagoba has a pretty tasty mayan-type hot chocolate mix (I add more cayenne), and there's a company called Chuao that has a spicy Mayan dark chocolate bar and they also make a hot chocolate mix. Love the chocolate bar but haven't tried the hot chocolate mix.

ViolentIndifference said...

MidwestChick - you are very thorough. Thank you for all of the pointers. I'll keep an eye out!

Midwest Chick said...

Another way to look at it is that I'm obsessive about my chocolate. But I'll go with thorough... :-)