If it's here to stay for a while, or only a short bit, I don't know. But this morning when I stepped outside to wave goodbye to Daniel as he was leaving for work, I could see my breath! It didn't look like I'd taken up smoking, but I could see it! It was pretty chilly.
I wore long sleeves and long pants to go on my walk this morning ... that's the first for this year yet :) When I got back I crawled in the tub for a nice hot shower (with the bathroom heater on!)... it felt so good to soak:)
Then I mixed up a mug of hot chocolate with some powdered mix... It looked so yummy... I made a small bowl of (air popped) popcorn and snuggled on the couch to enjoy my mid-morning snack. Hmm, the cocoa mix must've gone stale over the summer, it wasn't very good.
So, after enjoying my popcorn, I came in here to the computer and searched reciepzaar for hot cocoa mix. After looking over several recipes and reading reviews, I tried this recipe. I made 1/3 of a batch, and mixed it all up in my new food processor (from my MIL for my birthday!! The first time I used it! Woohoo!), put some water in my teapot to boil, and gave it a try. It was very, very good!
Nice, hot, chocolatey goodness on my tongue, and warm, chocolatey "fuzzy feelings" from inside my very happy stomach :P Ha ha. The only thing I didn't like so much was that it kinda got clumpy... I had to keep stirring it to keep the little clumpys from floating on top. I think maybe whisking it might've helped, or adding the powder on top of the hot water instead of pouring the hot water on the powder... either way, it was still very good!!!
So... what recipe do you use to make hot chocolate mix? I'd love to try others that are "tried 'n' true".