Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Heathier Choice Dark Hot Chocolate

It's a beautiful snowy day outside and a laid back, cozy day inside today. Perfect for Hot Chocolate but I wasn't in the mood for the mix with all the artificial things in it so I concocted my own version with better choices. It was rich and yummy!
½ cup heavy cream
1½ cups water
2 Tablespoons dark cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
Stevia, to taste
Dash of Cinnamon
Whipped Cream, for topping
In a small saucepan combine all the ingredients except the Whipped Cream. Heat till scalding. Pour into two cups and serve with a dollop of Whipped Cream and Cinnamon.
We did a lot of bird watching and just before dusk a bevy of beauties (blue birds) showed up! I can never get enough of them!!
...and the Cardinals were in abundance.

Everything is better-
"In the company of friends."

I have several of these Roosting Pockets around and the birds faithfully use them during the nights. Especially if they are at a cozy out-of-the-wind kind of place.
"Dutch Blitz"
Do any of you play this game?
 It's a game I remember playing when I was young with my sister Miriam (when she wasn't reading). She read... like...A LOT!! CONSTANTLY! ALL THE TIME!! You get the picture? :) She would go outside and hide behind the farm equipment so no one could find her and read for hours!! I guess she knew where she was headed. She is married to an Editor/Publisher.
Lucky for me, I had an active imagination and playing by myself wasn't much of a problem. As I recall I "cooked" for a whole line up of dolls and teddy bears and was usually in "my kitchen". Funny how some things don't change. I'm still in my kitchen cooking for a doll(s) and teddy bears. Haha :)
Stay Safe... and warm.
My Volunteer Firefighter Husband and Sons are hanging out at the Fire House in case they get a call. The snowy roads are not conducive to getting anywhere quickly.  The rest of us are staying cozy here at home.
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. That hot chocolate looks wonderful! I've made it from scratch a few times. It really doesn't taste like the mix, does it? ha.

    I have never played that game!