Last Thursday, I was watching TV and a Target commercial popped on the screen threatening that "Christmas is Coming." Some of you are cringing.
After Halloween, all the stores will jump on board and subliminally tell you to spend more. So yes, the commercialism of the holiday season may be a bit much, but not the food. Not the time spent at home with family. Not the music and the movies.
I was/am the kid that starts listening to Christmas music way too early (according to my family). But I can't help it. As soon as it gets colder all I want to do is curl up with a cup of cocoa, pile on the blankets and watch Miracle on 34th Street. Here in Colorado, the ski resorts are already open, the daily highs are dipping into the thirties, and we're supposed to get more snow this weekend. So I'm going to crank up the Bing Crosby and make myself a cup of cocoa!
STOVETOP HOT CHOCOLATE (makes 2 servings)
1 oz. milk chocolate
1.5 oz. white chocolate
1/2 tsp. vanilla
16 oz. milk
1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
2. Over medium-low heat, melt chocolate, stirring continuously.