Hot Chocolate Recipe and a Birthday
I thought I'd share my hot chocolate mix recipe with you. Hot chocolate made from milk and cocoa powder on the stove is probably the best, but it's not really fast. And I don't really like the purchased powdered mixes - they taste like they are full of chemicals. And many of the homemade mixes call for coffee creamer, which is also mostly chemicals. A friend gave me this recipe a long time ago and I try to keep it on hand. It's not too sweet. And without further ado...
Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
4 cups powdered milk (I like to whirl it in the blender for a finer texture)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (like what you use for baking)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar for those of you in the US)
1/2 tsp salt
That's it. Mix it all up, put it into a pretty container and use about 2 1/2 heaping tablespoons per cup of boiling water. There's nothing like it for a cool September morning, or evening. I can drink it all day long!
And for the birthday....
Our son, Travis, turns 25 today! He was born on a sunny September day in a little mission hospital on the edge of the Amazon jungle. It was a great community - I remember a friend coming in while I was in labour to bring me the mail and I read a letter from my mother. This was pre-email days. Most of the doctors and nurses were our friends and kept popping into my room throughout the day to chat and see how things were progressing.
And now here he is...all grown up, married and just finished his computer engineering co-op and degree and beginning a brand new job on Monday.
Love, love, love and birthday blessings to you, dearest boy!