Move over, Starbucks.

December 11, 2007

Cooking, Journal, Lauren

I felt productive tonight. Dinner, laundry (seems like I’m always doing laundry), cleaned the upstairs, took out the trash, unwrapped the sheet from the truck (which was much harder than taking the one off the car), made cookie dough (thanks to Peggy’s influence), and also some hot chocolate. Lloyd didn’t have school today, and he isn’t quite recovered from his cold, so I made real hot chocolate – milk, a handful of chocolate chips, a splash of vanilla and a bigger splash of coffee just for kicks.

mmmmmm.....chocolate calcium...

I grated the chocolate with a cool little microplane from my sister. It’s wicked sharp, and it always smells like nutmeg or chocolate because I never wash it. I’m too afraid I’ll lose a fingerprint. I can’t seem to load the picture of it, and I’m sick of trying. You’ll just have to imagine it. Sorry.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Move over, Starbucks.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I think real hot chocolate has some kind of schnapps in it, doesn’t it?


  2. Deborah Said on:

    Mmmm. . . I wish someone would make that for me!


  3. Peggy Said on:

    WOW! They look deelicious! That picture could be a billboard advertisement for Hot Chocolate … or is it actually Hot Cocoa? Let’s see …

    There is a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate. The terms are often used interchangeably, but technically they are as different as white chocolate and bittersweet chocolate. Hot cocoa is made from cocoa powder, which is chocolate pressed free of all its richness, meaning the fat of cocoa butter. Hot chocolate is made from chocolate bars melted into cream. It is a rich decadent drink.


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