Today, the weather took a turn for the worse. It snowed all day and the wind gusts made the weather basically arctic. While we had hoped to be at our dear, hilarious friend H—‘s party, we stayed in. I made sandwiches all day and caught snippets of food TV when she napped. We ran around and I pretended I had no work to complete. My husband and I discussed some food adventures we might attempt tomorrow, weather permitting. All in all, the weather helped us relax. While someday there might be hot chocolate and marshmallows, today, she was too young for chocolate and so instead we had masala soy milk.
I heated the milk to a lukewarm temp in the microwave and added one drop of pistachio oil, one cardamom pod, a few stamens of saffron, and a pinch of sugar. If I was drinking it, I would have also added a little black pepper. I let her drink it with me from a mug. She was adorable with her milk mustache.