Snow Day! and Hot Cocoa
Gotta love a snow day!!! This weekend was the perfect time for a snow day after the week I just had. We started staging for La Calisto at school and I sang in Marilyn Horne's masterclass at Carnegie Hall that was part of The Song Continues. It was an eventful week!
It was so nice to wake up to everything being quiet and snow covered. The whole city pretty much shut down for a full 24 hours. The cars were off of the streets, kids were sledding on side streets, people were using the main roads as side walks, and almost everything was closed! It was a perfect way to be forced into relaxation. Michael and I went out and braved the storm in the afternoon just long enough to explore a bit. It was so beautiful!
After our snowy adventure we came back to warm up with some home made hot chocolate. This recipe is perfect for those who want to use dairy for some in addition to non dairy. This is more of a hot cocoa mix, just liquid instead of powdered like the ones that you find in the supermarket. Here we go!
Hot Cocoa Mix
3 cups of water
1/3 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of honey
3/4 cup of cocoa
1/3 chocolate chips
creamer/milk of some kind
mini marshmallows :)
Put water, sugar, honey, cocoa, and chocolate chips into a sauce pan and melt it all together. Once everything is super hot and melted, mix one part cocoa mixture with 1 part creamer. Michael used half and half and I used coconut milk. Both were fantastic!
Of course we put some mini marshmallows on top, that's pretty much a necessity with hot cocoa!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!