'Tis the season. For lights and jammies. For peace and joy. For hot chocolate.
'Tis the season for learning how to make Christmas goodies from scratch, too.
Before tonight, the words "hot chocolate" were synonymous with "Swiss Miss". Or maybe "Nestle". But now they sound like "Oh my goodness, there is amazingness in my mug".
Cute Christmas mugs deserve amazingness, I think. You do only get to use them for a little bit each year, after all.
You probably like marshmallows in your hot chocolate. Good, go for it! I am not a marshmallow girl, but that did not stop this from still being the perfect cup of hot cocoa. As my husband said, "Now THIS is what I call hot chocolate, not that watery stuff!"
Go get a little Joy in your life, and celebrate the season of joy and happiness on Earth with the light twinkling in the background and a warm mug in your hand.
Recipe from the Joy the Baker cookbook. For a similar recipe, visit her blog HERE. And enjoy!
** There are a lot of families today in Connecticut who are not going to be able to feel peace and joy for quite some time, if ever again. My thoughts and prayers are constantly with them as I realize Christmas will never be the same again. One more example of why we cannot take the people we love for granted, at this time or any time.
(This post is a part of the Sunday with Joy baking group I am a part of. Since we are going through the entire book, recipe by recipe, we do not post the recipes online unless we have changed them and made them our own. This one was perfect as is.)