I have one word for this weekend...
3/4 c. Sugar
3 1/2 T. Cornstarch
1/2 t. Salt
2 1/2 c. Milk
1 t. Vanilla
Dash of Nutmeg (that addition came from my great grandma, Mammie.)
Combine all ingredients, except the vanilla and nutmeg, in a sauce pan. Stir over low heat until thick, remove from heat, add vanilla and nutmeg. Pour into a graham cracker or baked pie crust. Refrigerate until cool and enjoy. Also excellent with cut up bananas on top.
Even with the power out, we have a gas stove and I was able to make some lotion bars. I finally figured out how to make my gigantic chunk of beeswax more manageable. I grated it. Since there was no power, my husband even got in on the fun.
I am trying rice water for my hair. I read that it is supposed to help with growth and shine. Just let 1/2 c. white rice sit in 2 c. water overnight. Strain and spray in hair. I don't have the recipe for the lotion bars. The sugar scrub is 1 c. sugar, 2 T. olive oil, 2 T. lemon juice, 4 drops of lemon grass oil, and 2 drops of eucalyptus oil. Sprinkle in some lemon rind. This is great rubbed on in the shower. Be careful as it can make the shower floor slippery. It does moisturize dry winter skin.
After a long weekend of snow, wind, shoveling, cutting up downed trees, cleaning, baking, I needed a spa day. Thankfully the electricity came back on and I could do just that.
I did take a photo of my crocuses before they were crushed by the snow.
As I always say, "hope springs eternal.". Maybe next weekend will be nicer. How was your weekend? Any snow? How about the wind? Hope you were able to enjoy.