Today is the last day of winter break! The 5 year old will be heading back to school tomorrow! What better way to end a wonderful break with some Hot Chocolate that I made just for him!
Over the winter break, we had loads of fun baking, cooking, partying and just having plain awesome time with friends! We went on a road trip, reconnected with friends who are more like family, and came back rejuvenated souls! It was such a refreshing little break!
As much as I look forward to the 'me time', I really miss the Little Champ when he is not around! Source of endless happiness he's not! I feel a medley of things when he's around - amusement, anger, frustration, happiness, pride - but sadness is not on that list! And that is what I love about kids - their amazing ability to pull us out from the 'depths of despair' with a simple toothy smile or a sloppy kiss!
This is a very easy recipe and the result is oh-so-good! It is rich and luscious and terribly delicious! A few ingredients and you have yourself a perfect little treat!
- Milk (of your choice) - 1 Cup
- Semi-sweet Chocolate - 2 ounces, chopped (I used Ghiradelli baking bar)
- A dash of vanilla extract
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 1/2 tbsp (for intense chocolaty flavor)
- Pinch of salt
- Marshmallows - 2 or 3 (optional)
Since the Little Champ had specially requested that his 'Hot Chocolate' be at room temperature, I did have time to take the photos. If you prefer, heat it up a little before serving it. Throw in a couple of marshmallows, if you wish!
Recipe adapted from epicurious.com