Monday, October 22, 2012

Stovetop Hot Cocoa

Yesterday, while pushing a cart through the aisles of my favorite store (the grocery store), I stumbled upon egg nog!  I know there are a lot of you out there, that are disgusted by the fact that it is October and the grocery stores are already carrying Christmas themed foods.

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.


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    1. they opened the resorts 2 weekends ago! - it's a crazy place here in colorado!

  2. I bet you're not alone, as soon as September steps in, for me Christmas is here. Haha. I also had this recipe, but instead of white chocolate, I'm using ice cream (rocky road and sometimes chocolate flavor).. Haha. Plus the mallows. :)

    1. That sounds amazing Leona! And I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets in the Christmas spirit a little "too early" :)


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