No. My hopes were dashed like those of a child as my company's name did not appear on the "closed" list. Sigh. (it was fun looking, though)
And what words can a child say that will melt a dad's heart as they shovel the driveway? "Throw me in the snowbank, Daddy!" comes to mind. Betcha don't hear that one in Florida too often! (it's great exercise, too, and my wife took pictures)
And finally, here's a recipe for Minnesota pudding. You'll see why at the end:
3 tbsp corn starch
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
Baker's chocolate if desired (3-4 ounces)
Mix cornstarch and sugar thoroughly in medium saucepan, mix in milk. Beat eggs together with vanilla. Stir sugar/milk/starch mixture over medium-high heat until mixture thickens visibly, and remove from heat. Add 1/3 to 1/2 milk mixture to eggs and stir until mixed, then return mixture to saucepan. Heat until mixture bubbles again.
Chocolate can be added if desired now--stir until melted. Pour/scoop pudding into bowls, and set them in the snow to cool before eating. (Floridians can shave ice to get this effect, I guess)
Enjoy. You were expecting a reference to lutefisk, hotdish, or SPAM, weren't you? Sorry.
Christmas Miscellany - We’re still hovering around Zero degrees in Minnesota. I heard a funny on NPR today… a weather person said, “It’s chilly today, but then we expected that.”...
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