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Chilled [Nov. 22nd, 2016|05:44 pm]
rejectomorph
It must be the damp that's making the cold feel so very cold today. Now that night has fallen it's feeling even colder, and I'm about to go into the living room and watch television from under a blanket. I don't even care what's on. I just want to be distracted and get warmer.

Leaves got put into bins and hauled away in a big trick today, but they were leaves that had already been piled up, not the leaves that are covering the back lawn. Soon the front lawn will be covered as well, as the fat leaves of the fruitless mulberry tree are starting to come down. But even with leaves everywhere it is still looking more like winter than autumn already. Feeling like it, too.

I think I'll be having hot soup for dinner tonight. Then I'll probably go to sleep early, as I woke up way too early today and had no nap. In fact I'll probably fall asleep as soon as the blanket warms me up. It's hibernation time for sure.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-11-23 03:23 am (UTC)
I had to haul out my winter coat the other day, much earlier than last year. In fact, I wore my lighter raincoat most of last winter. We shall see!
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-11-23 04:32 am (UTC)
If it's a long, cold winter I fear I'll run out of cocoa powder. None of the stores have had sales on it for quite some time, and I'm down to my last can. I'd hate to have to pay full price. That stuff is expensive.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-11-23 04:58 am (UTC)
Do you use the unsweetened stuff? I buy a can of that to keep on hand for the very occasional cup of hot chocolate, mixing the powder with sugar and a little salt and vanilla. And milk, of course! Feels almost old-fashioned. :D
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-11-24 07:46 am (UTC)
Yes, I get regular Hershey's cocoa powder and mix it with a few drops of vanilla and a bit of sugar (never tried salting it, though.) I make it with half-and-half rather than plain milk, though (to hell with dieting— what would I do with a slim waistline at my age anyway?)

I sometimes add a bit of Carnation's malted milk powder to replace part of the sugar. Back in the days when I made hot cocoa in a pan on the stove it was more of a hassle. Now I just microwave it for a couple of minutes and it comes out fine, and I make it more often.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-11-24 07:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, the microwave is great for that! I bet the malted milk powder was good in it. :)
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-11-26 01:24 am (UTC)
It does add something extra to it. It makes it a bit like Ovaltine, though I don't really like Ovaltine much. Cocoa with malted milk powder is like Ovaltine would be if Ovaltine were good.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-11-26 01:54 am (UTC)
Ovaltine always sounded good but ended up disappointing, so I know what you mean!
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-11-26 08:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, Little Orphan Annie was such a liar!
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