Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sickies, Hot Cocoa & Hawaii


Good Morning!  I hope you are doing well and have escaped the terrible stomach bug that is going around.  We have a house full of sickies.  Olivia came down with it first, on our way to a family dinner Saturday, in the back of the car, all over her car seat... poor thing!  I am starting to feel puny myself :(, so I'll make this quick.

I have three simple hot cocoa recipes to share with you via my all-time favorite magazine, Real Simple.  It is the only magazine I subscribe to, read on a fairly consistent basis, and routinely get something from.  I know, I should branch out, but I like to keep it real simple. 

The following pictures, recipes via Real Simple

Malted hot cocoa
Malted Hot Cocoa With Toasted Marshmallows
Serves 1

Ingredients
1 serving hot cocoa mix (plus the ingredients called for in the package directions)
3 marshmallows
3 tablespoons malted milk powder
Directions
1.Heat broiler (of oven or toaster oven).
2.Place the marshmallows on a foil-lined broiler proof baking sheet and broil until just golden, about 30 seconds.
3.Meanwhile, prepare the hot cocoa mix according to the package directions.
4.Mix with the malted milk powder.
5.Top with the toasted marshmallows.

Minty hot chocolate
Minty Hot Cocoa Float

 Serves 1

Ingredients
1 serving hot cocoa mix (plus the ingredients called for in the package directions)
1/4 cup mint chocolate chip ice cream
1 sprig fresh mint
Directions
1.Prepare the hot cocoa mix according to the package directions.
2.Top with the ice cream and mint.
Mexican spiced cocoa
Mexican Spiced Hot Cocoa
Serves 1
Ingredients
1 serving hot cocoa mix (plus the ingredients called for in the package directions)
2 pinches ground chipotle chili pepper
2 pinches ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream
Directions
1.Prepare the hot cocoa mix according to the package directions.
2.Mix with half the chipotle and half the cinnamon.
3.Top with the whipped cream and sprinkle with the remaining chipotle and cinnamon.

Aren't they yummy?  I had to shake off the sand from my Real Simple magazine to get the recipes.  Sniff.  I'm pretty sure they don't have nasty stomach viruses in Hawaii.


This is how we did lunch on the beach- the human table.



This sign totally cracked me up; can you read it?  Only in Hawaii!  Hang Loose, Man!
 Sweet Cheeks

2 comments:

  1. I am enjoying your Hawaii posts and photos of your darling kids. I just recovered from that 24hr flu too. I had it on Sunday. It's miserable but only one day. Hope you are well.
    Carol Lewis

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  2. So sorry you guys got sick, probably those darn germs from the airport and airplane :( Praying you guys pass through it quickly!! I love mexican hot cocoa, you can do brownies like that too with those spices!!

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