>> Friday, December 31, 2010 – coco, cocoa, fancy, french, gourmet, hot chocolate, milk, with whipped cream
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Long time no see huh? I apologize for the lack of posts around here. The reasoning behind it is school, school, school. Let me rewind. Around September time I was in the “YAH! LETS DO THIS!” mood school wise. But of course, as life is, it decided to be cruel to me and slap me in the face with not one, not two, but THREE colds! Right after another. Yah. It sucked. It came to the point where I was so frustrated by not getting better that I was close to tears. *unhappy face* :(
Anywho, by early October I started feeling better and ready to blog, but then you know what happened? SCHOOL HAPPENED. You know those few weeks of September that I was uber sick? Yah well believe it or not school had continued on without me and I was now an entire month behind in course work and midterm season was upon us. **freak out time**
I assumed that come November I would have plenty of time to update, but it turns out I got even MORE busier! Believe it or not I have written a total of 15 essays in the past few weeks. FIFTEEN! Believe me when I say, I have written more in the past month than Shakespeare did in a year!
The worst part about that ‘cold’ (read evil virus that would probably strangle kittens) keeps coming back. I think I never fully kicked it? Some mornings I wake up a sneezing icky mess and then 2 weeks nothing. And then there’s the big comeback every month when I get reallyyyy crappy again. So far I’ve been on 2 diffeerent antibiotics and probably chugged enough Orange Juice to make all the farmers in California rich.
Anywho. Hopefully the new set of antibiotics will work and all will be well. Hopefully I wont die. Dramatic? What are you talking about?! Anyways I thought I would give you guys an update and as a thank you to all of you for sticking by, and for reaching 100 followers, we have a giveaway! *yay*
Now. On to the recipe. To celebrate National Hot Cocoa day I made some, well, Hot cocoa! But of course me being me I couldn’t just do something simple and heap a spoon of Nesquick into a cup of microwaved milk. No, no, no. That simply wont do! Grab some imported French Chocolate (or the finest quality of chocolate you can find) and some whipped cream and enjoy!
Gourmet Hot Coco
* 3-4 ounces of chopped high quality chocolate of your choosing (I used French)
* 3 cups of milk (not baking cups but coffee cups :) )
* whipped cream
* some toppings if you like: Dusting of coco powder or cinnamon perhaps? I used shaved bits of chocolate.
1. Pour your milk into a small pot and heat up. Make sure it doesn’t boil!
2. Carefully chop up your chocolate with a sharp knife.
3. Toss in the chocolate, and mix with a whisk or spoon.
4. Once chocolate is completely melted, pour equally between 3 cups.
5. Finish off with some whipped cream and a dash of chocolate shavings. Voila!