Reportedly it is supposed to snow overnight, but I'll believe it when I see it. The snow is late this year. It used to be we could count on at least one freakish dusting sometime in September, and something a little more substantial in October. Last year the first snow was on Oct. 21.
Not that I'm complaining. I got out and planted a shrub on Sunday, and really need to rake some more. But the cold weather's coming.
Which brings me to this week's silly gadget: a hot chocolate set from Bounjour. For $40 you get two mugs, the ceramic pot, and a frother (2 AA batteries not included) that fits through the top of the pot. You can heat milk in the pot in the microwave, add chocolate, and froth away.
It's not entirely unattractive, but I'd like it better if it didn't say "hot chocolate" on the pot (it might be nice for coffee, too, you know). At least you don't have to heat the milk in a separate saucepan and pour it in.
Now, about the color. Pink appliances are everywhere these days. If you read the fine print, though, you find that the donations to the Susan Komen fund ($3 per set) ceased for this product earlier this year. I'd rather see the set in different colors and have the company give money for breast cancer research anyway.
Or I could buy a frother for $10 and donate the other $30 myself. I'm just not that into pink.
How do you feel about this hot chocolate set? And about pink appliances (marketed as helping to fight breast cancer) in general?