As we start this month I decided I would try and have a daily post with one seasonal recipe or food how to, a youtube link to holiday music and a picture of either some Christmas decoration in my house or something really cool I see when I am out and about.
Today was still warm here but dreary and I decided I wanted to have a cup of hot chocolate, but I did not want to go to the store. (I was busy washing all the clothes from our trip to the Northwest. Did I mention I hate flying through Dallas and cancelled flights and getting home well after midnight instead of the early evening?)
My dad taught me to make hot chocolate this way when I was a kid. I imagine it was some WW2 way to stretch ingredients. It makes a very tasty hot drink that is neither too sweet nor too rich. Since I am not a marshmallow person I don't add them but I understand from people who really like them that it makes the flavor much richer.
Easy Peasy Hot Chocolate for 1
1 1/4 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, optional (I don't use it)
1/2 cup warm milk
2 tablespoons warm cream
Stir the cocoa and sugar in the bottom of a medium size mug. Pour the boiling water in the mug and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the vanilla if using then stir in the milk and cream. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired, or be like me and just drink it as is. It is very tasty and no shopping is required. Plus I know every ingredient and can not only pronounce the names but I can spell them all.
And to begin December