Friday, December 28, 2012

A New Christmas Tradition... Homemade Cocoa

Since we were solo for Christmas this year I decided to add some new special traditions. One of the easiest and most received was this delicious homemade hot cocoa. Little Man wasn't particularly impressed but he was pretty distracted with his newly delivered green Ybike! Next time I make it gonna mix it up dark chocolate chips and maybe add a chocolate dipped candy cane stirrer! Yummy! Or maybe I will serve it as a New Years drink with a little Kahlua.... 

Of course, I made a few changes! The recipe is linked below but my version is as follows:

5 tablespoons semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon sugar
3 cups 1% milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mini marshmallows

Dump everything except the marshmallows into a saucepan.
Put the pan on the stove and turn on the heat to medium.
Stir continually with a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes. Dont let it boil!
Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows.

Makes 3 servings.

The Recipe

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

I hope that everyone has had a very Merry Christmas! We had a very quiet day with out little family! We have started some new traditions and spent lots of quality time together just enjoying each other. It was just what the doctor ordered after the last few months of chaos. I love that thru technology we have also been able to share this special day with our families who are not here with this us today!

And here's a little peak at what our day looked like!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We are alive and almost moved in!

It's been a crazy month or so around our household! We sold our house (buyers put a contract on it sight unseen!), found a new house, hubs started his new job, moved out of our house solo, moved in with my parents for a few weeks, and finally last Friday closed on our new house!

I am in love with the area and our new home (minus these pesky few boxes that remain!) 

Unfortunately, we are still lacking in the Internet department..... So until then I will remain MIA!