Hot Chocolate and Toast

Well now that Thanksgiving is over let’s get cozy and ready for Christmastime.  That also means here in the Bottom Left of the Mitten at any moment we can be visited with the dreaded 4 letter word: S-N-O-W.  Now don’t get me wrong I love snowy days until about January then I’m done with it.  However Michigan does not listen to me and the last few years it can snow March-March I say!  So why not cozy up with a warm bowl of soup.  Or go out and play it then come home to a piping hot cup of homemade hot chocolate.

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As a kid Winter was racing down the biggest hill in our area, Kincheloe Hill, on a bobsled that had *gasp* real metal skis on it.  My brother and I would build igloos brick by brick and then sit in it for hours.  No matter what the wintertime activity was when we were finally forced to come in and peel off the wet layers full of ice balls we would then sit down with one of my favorite treats.  The best way to warm up was a big mug of hot chocolate brimming with gooey marshmallows and buttery toast on the side to dip in it.

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This hot chocolate could not be simpler.  Forget ever buying a packet again all you will want to make sure to keep on hand is some sugar, milk and really good cocoa powder.  In a medium saucepan add the milk and turn it on to medium heat.  Now to the milk whisk in the sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla.  Keep whisking and cook the cocoa for 5 minutes.  Turn off heat.

Now it’s time to toast the bread.  Slather on LOTS of butter.  Split the milk between 2 cups.  Top with marshmallows.  And here you are…..

Hot Chocolate and Toast | Bottom Left of the Mitten

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

Adapted from Gimme Some Oven

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Hot Chocolate and Toast
A big mug of hot cocoa topped with marshmallows. Dip in warm buttered toast for the ultimate winter comfort drink and snack combo.
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  1. In a medium saucepan add the milk and turn it on to medium heat. Now to the milk whisk in the sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. Keep whisking and cook the cocoa for 5 minutes. Turn off heat.
  2. Now it's time to toast the bread. Slather on LOTS of butter. Split the milk between 2 cups. Top with marshmallows. Enjoy!
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Green Tea Rita

Summer is finally upon us. Longer days mean more time to spend out on the porch. After a long hot day you deserve to kick back and relax with a cool & refreshing drink. The Green Tea Rita is here to quench your thirst. Quick to make you can have this drink in your hand in less than 5 minutes.

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Are you a fan of Summer?  I know everyone in my house is ready.  This year is exciting.  I’m home with the kids and my husband is lucky enough to have a job where he works 4 day work weeks so there is going to be lots of time together to make up for the busy school year where the weeknights feel too chaotic.  Now it’s time to relax, unwind and have a nice cool drink.  Do you like green tea?  How about spiked green tea?

For the ice tea I used a 1:1 ratio. 1 Tea Bag to 1 Cup Hot Water. Depending on your pitcher that you are adding the ice and lime to you can either go up or down. So gather your ingredients…….

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Heat up the water. I put my 3 cups of water in the microwave for around 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Be careful not to bring to boil, don’t hurt yourself now!

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

Pour hot water carefully into your pitcher. Unpack your tea bags so the sting are out and you can put over the rim of your pitcher. Put lid on top to hold string and let tea step for 2-3 minutes.

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

Cut the lime in half. One half cut in chunks to add to pitcher of tea. The other save for garnish.

Add crushed ice and lime chunks to pitcher.  Put more ice to your glass. Pour 1/2 your Lime-A-Rita into glass. Top off with Green Tea.  Garnish with lime. And here you are……

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Refreshing combination of margarita & green tea make a perfect summer cocktail.
Green Tea Rita. Perfect for those long summer nights.
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Green Tea Rita. Perfect for those long summer nights.
Instructions
  1. For the ice tea I used a 1:1 ratio. 1 Tea Bag to 1 Cup Hot Water. Depending on your pitcher that you are adding the ice and lime to you can either go up or down.
  2. Heat up the water. I put my 3 cups of water in the microwave for around 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
  3. Pour hot water carefully into your pitcher. Unpack your tea bags so the sting are out and you can put over the rim of your pitcher. Put lid on top to hold string and let tea step for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Cut the lime in half. One half cut in chunks to add to pitcher of tea. The other save for garnish.
  5. Add crushed ice and lime chunks to pitcher. Put more ice to your glass. Pour 1/2 your Lime-A-Rita into glass. Top off with Green Tea. Garnish with lime. Enjoy!
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