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Today was a lovely, peaceful, productive, fun day (for all) January 9, 2008

Filed under: Food,Kids — mothersandothers @ 4:57 am

Let’s start with a breakfast treat and yes, another fine recipe. This one requires one of those stick-down-in-the-pot handheld blender thingys.

Ya got one?


Hot Freakin’ Yummy Chocolate (according to me and the girls at Feminist Mormon Housewives)


2 C. whole milk

1/4 C. water

1/8 C. sugar (for that you fill your 1/4 C. half way)

4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted* (the best quality you can find/afford)


Bring the milk, water, and sugar to a simmer in a saucepan. Add the chocolate, and stirring with a whisk, heat the mixture until one bubble pops on the surface. Okay, you don’t have to be that anal about it. Pull the saucepan from the heat and whip the hot chocolate for 1 minute with an immersion blender. Serve immediately. Add sweetened whipped cream if desired. What ever you do, do not add Cool Whip, because this would fatally adulterate the finished product.

*To melt the chocolate, break into pieces and put it into a glass or ceramic bowl–do not use metal. The bowl needs to be wide enough to rest on a saucepan of barely simmering water. As the bowl is thus perched, stir chocolate frequently until it is just melted, then remove promptly from heat or the chocolate will start to clump.


Then Brian took the kids to Disneyland all day!!! I can’t even tell you how much I got done. It was so nice.


Here they are at the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse (I shall never refer to it as Tarzan’s house or whatever they tried to change it to).

After our BBQ dinner (we can do that in CA in the winter), Amaiah dressed her kids and put herself to bed. She does this every night. I guess I can’t complain about anything ever again.


Hope your day was equally lovely.


2 Responses to “Today was a lovely, peaceful, productive, fun day (for all)”

  1. noelle Says:

    you are workin it with the daily posts! how nice to have all day to yourself!! i hope you didnt waste it by cleaning – boo!! i really need a cup of that hot coco right now, im freazing!

  2. mothersandothers Says:

    I’m happy tp report that my day did not involve much cleaning. Yeah!

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