Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Party and Kimberly's Cocoa

Last night was so much fun! The streets were full of festivity and the store full of warm and jolly folks. The sugar cookies and fudge were delicious. Thank you Kathy for the oh sew cute choo choo sugar cookies. They were perfect! The hot cocoa was also a big hit and it didn't last long. If you missed out, here is the recipe so you and your family can enjoy it over the holidays.

Kimberly's Cocoa
1/2c sugar
1/4c unsweetened cocoa powder
4c milk
3/4tsp vanilla extract

1. Mix cocoa, sugar and one cup of milk in a saucepan. Over medium heat stir constantly until the mixture is heated. You can also heat in a microwave on 50% power until hot.
2. Slowly stir in the rest of the milk and continue to heat (do not boil). If heating in the microwave, add the remaining milk and heat on 50% power until hot.
3. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Mix well, top with mini marshmellows and enjoy!
Makes 4 cups

At this point I pour the hot cocoa into a crockpot on low heat and make a couple more batches.

A special thank you to everyone who brought toys to the shop for Operation Santa Claus. I dropped them off at the fire station last night after closing and the firemen were very grateful. This morning I saw fire trucks all over town, delivery the toys. A truly warm feeling. Thank you once again for your contributions! The winner of the $50 Gift Certificate is Darcus Pena! CONGRATULATIONS!

I want to send my wishes for a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family. And a blessed NEW YEAR! Remember the shop will be closed for 2 weeks, so I will see you January 6th.

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