Posted in Dining with Friends, Seasonal Cooking, Sneak a Snack

How to Celebrate the First Snow of the Season

Ladies and Gentlemen, the first snow of the season is here! And I am here to tell you just how you can celebrate it.

First, you have to get through all of you classes, or the entire work day. Just because it’s the first snow doesn’t mean that there won’t be plenty more. And those storms will come rolling in with big puffy flakes that drive you back under the covers. So don’t waste an absence or a sick day—save it for when you actually need it!

Once you are at home, make a list of things that you will need. In the case of me and my roommates, we immediately went back out into the cold snowy air (yay, but also, why??) to pick up milk and ingredients to make cookies. Then we went back to the dorm. Can you guess what we did next?

That’s right, we baked them! Then we ate them!

Your list should look pretty similar to that. Take off your work appropriate clothes and put on comfy sweatpants and start baking. I may or may not have the Nestle Tollhouse recipe for chocolate chip cookies memories, but you can use whatever recipe for whatever cookie you like. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl—flour, chocolate chip morsels, sugar, chocolate chip morsels, butter, chocolate chip morsels, eggs, chocolate chip morsels. Can you guess what my favorite part of the dough is?

It also needs other stuff like vanilla extract, salt, and baking soda, but who really cares about that stuff??

Once your cookies are safely in the oven, make your drink of choice. Now because I still had a lot of home work to do, I made a nice strong cup of chai tea. Sprinkle a little extra dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, add a splash of milk and a sprinkle of sugar, and you have a mug of the best holiday beverage that will ever pass your lips.



These cookies and tea are best enjoyed with a few great friends and a bit of Practical Magic with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. If you don’t have any work to do and just want to relax and enjoy the season, then I recommend some Spiked Spiced Cider… But that’s another post! 😉


Xxo Maddie



Hello everyone! My name is Maddie and I am a senior the University of Hartford.

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