A List Maker's Life: Slush!

Friday, January 13, 2012


It is January 13 and we are just getting our first significant winter event of the season {and I am NOT complaining about the delayed arrival}. In all the counties surrounding ours schools were closed today because of the icky roads.  Anne Hope's teacher jokingly commented that Ottawa County must have gotten newer, bigger plows so we won't get snow days anymore.

As Gavin and I talked about the weather on the way to school I told him I was really surprised he didn't get a snow day.  In the way only a second grader could he explained to me that it was because it wasn't a snow day it was a slush day. "See how the flakes are coming down quickly like rain and they are heavy?  They dissolve instantly on your windshield too.  That means it is not true snow.  It's sleet! When it hits the road it becomes slush."  Whether or not I agreed with him on that one as I drove through 5 inches of white stuff is up for debate. Thankfully we all made it safe and sound to our destination. Anne's teacher wrote me a quick email later in the morning to tell me that only 9! kids made it to school today and almost all of them called in "due to the sleet snow."

So, while a steamy mug of hot chocolate is my drink of choice this afternoon, I have a slush recipe to share with you {mostly because I promised to share it soon}.  Cheers to adding a little slush to your day...

Cherry Slush

3 small cherry jello packages 
4 cups of boiling water
Dissolve jello in water

2 1/2 cups sugar
10 cups cold water
1 can Hi-C cherry drink
1 1/2 cups lemon juice

Scrap it out and add 7-Up, Sprite, Squirt {or Diet Coke :) }

...and cheers to the weekend.
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This recipe is linked up this week at Sarah's Recipe Roundtable.


  1. I love how Gavin's mind thinks. I wondered too why we were the lucky ones to have school. On our way to school after seeing car after car in the ditch, I had to convince the girls that we WERE the lucky ones. When we were finished with our conversation Elizabeth was excited that she was going to go to gym and Leah was going to sit on the couch for SSR and would go to the computer lab. I had a geriatric nurse coming to my class that I was glad we didn't have to cancel. It was funny though when the bell rang to start school I had only 3 students in class. By 9:00 most of them had arrived. Only 3 stayed home unlike Anne Hope's class!

  2. yummmmm.... slushes are my drug of choice! lol!


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