I’ve missed writing. I’ve also missed talking to many of you who this blog has brought me closer to. What I haven’t missed is rushing around, being burdened with work, and feeling overwhelmed by the long list of things that require attention as B.O.B. Bob and my family are left to deal with my brother’s passing. As of this moment, I’m not quite ready to talk about all of that yet, I just felt that it needed to be acknowledged. I’ll get there, and when I do, I hope you’ll be there to listen. What I am ready for is comfort, comfort in the form of hot chocolate. Last weekend I made an AMAZING mug of Sea Salted Hot Chocolate for breakfast. Yes, I did say that this was my breakfast; don’t judge. The only thing better than this hot chocolate, was taking a few minutes to read a few pages of Nicholas Sparks’ “The Best of Me.” I bought this book for both myself and my best friend Marney for her ?th birthday, with the intention of taking her to see the movie when it came out. Time has snuck up on us though; the movie is out, and we are both only about a third of the way through the book. It’s a great read so far, but neither of us have had a lot of time to indulge in frivolous things such as books, so the goal for this week is to take a few minutes each day to read. Hopefully we’ll be able to view the movie before it’s no longer showing in the theatre, and maybe I’ll have another mug of hot chocolate before heading out to meet her on that day.
- 4 Squares Lindt A Touch of Sea Salt EXCELLENCE Bar
- 1 1/2 Cups Milk
- 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
- Whipped Cream
- Cocoa Powder
- Place the chocolate and milk in a medium saucepan, over medium heat.
- Heat until the chocolate is completely melted and the milk is hot, whisking often.
- Remove from heat, and whisk in vanilla.
- Pour into a large mug, top with whipped cream, and garnish with cocoa powder.
- Use whichever milk you prefer; I use non-fat milk, because that’s what I like. If this hot chocolate tastes amazing with non-fat milk, just imagine what it will taste like with 2% or whole milk.
- Curl up with a good book while you enjoy this decadent treat.
- Drizzle caramel sauce over the top of the hot chocolate.
- Experiment with different varieties of Lindt chocolate bars. Dark Strawberry, Chili, and Black Currant are just a few of the flavors available from Lindt.
- If using a different variety of chocolate bar, add a pinch of sea salt to the milk and chocolate when heating.
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