Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cat Naps And Hot Cocoa

It has been extremely cold here . I am a little under the weather with a RA flare and a sinus headache that won't seem to go away. Every time I try to read or do some writing, my head starts throbbing. :(
Since it is so cold and I'm feeling blah, and the kitties are sleeping and not doing anything entertaining to photograph, I thought I would post a hot cocoa recipe. I found those mugs online. I did not order them, though I would like to. My husband doesn't like to use the credit card over the internet so I don't think I will. *sigh* They are cute and very true.

Hot Cocoa
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup white sugar
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup half and half cream is optinional

Combine cocoa, sugar, and pinch salt in sauce pan. Blend in boiling water and bring mixture to an easy boil while stirring. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes and watch that it doesn't scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide into 4 mugs.
Add cream to mugs of cocoa to cool down if desired, or give cream to your cats. ^,^ (unless your cat is lactose intolerant like Billie)

Well, I'm going to take a hot shower and some meds now. I hope to post some new pics soon, if the kitties stop acting like lumps and actually do something. ;)

5 comments:

Daisy said...

Those are cute mugs! The recipe sounds good, but the only kind of cocoa my Mommie makes is from a mix where you just add hot water.

JB's Big World said...

Hi Lorianna,
I am sitting on my mom's desk helping her with my thoughts now. I forgave her already!
Those are very nice mugs. I think hot chocolate sounds good, but maybe I should have my mom make me some nip tea instead!
--JB

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Now I want hot chocolate.

Tempest Knight said...

Oh, this recipe is perfect for the cold weather we've been having lately. :)

Mo said...

Oh I had that awful sinus headache on Sunday & Monday - is it this awful weather we've been having (he said as the sun actually came out in Michigan in winter!)
I'm not much of a hot chocolate drinker, but I'll sip some Comfort & Joy tea with you!