After spending half an hour shoveling the back porch, and an additional ten minutes contemplating just how long it would take to shovel the sidewalk and driveway; Hugh disappeared.
He returned with this...
It....wasn't cheap. Also, merely purchasing the gizmo practically guarantees that we will have a dry rest of the winter. Actually, if it never snows in Colorado again; we will all have Hugh to blame for it.
One thing I can't blame Hugh for is the rapid disappearance of the truffles that I made for Christmas, for that; I blame the kids.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. water
6 ounces miniature chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugar together. Add remaining ingredients and mix well by hand. Roll dough into bite-sized balls and freeze until firm. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before eating (unless you are my children in which case you will risk chipping a tooth by eating them immediately out of the freezer. While hiding the fact from your mother. And, hiding in a closet. True story).