Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm SO over winter already..

I don't want to deal with anymore days below 20°, I don't want to look at any more snow (or have to trudge through it!), I'm tired of wearing 3 layers every day.. I've had enough already.. If I could I would pack up and move to Hawaii tomorrow.. Ahh, sunny beaches, no days under 80°... but I digress..

Since this winter is getting me down (I mean, come on People.. it was about 13° Friday, 17° on Saturday, Sunday and Monday it hovered around 30° and snowed all day!) the walk to school this morning was less than delightful since people don't seem to understand the concept of shoveling the sidewalk in front of their houses and putting salt or sand or something down so people don't slip and fall in front of their houses, I nearly kissed the ice 4 times this morning on my way.. sheesh!

Well, tonight after I was cleaning up after dinner (The most amazing turkey burgers) I decided I wanted some thick, rich hot cocoa.. so into my trusty recipe binder I went to search my old faithful recipe, because what's better to warm your belly and make you smile than a good cup of hot cocoa?

Decadent Thick Rich Cocoa


4 Tbs. cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar
4 tbs. cornstarch
4 cups Milk


  1. Mix cocoa powder, sugar and cornstarch until combined
  2. Pour milk into saucepan
  3. Whisk cocoa mixture into milk
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until it has reached your desired thickness.
  5. Enjoy :)

I add some mini marshmallows to my cup before I pour in the cocoa and then they're nice and melty at the top :)