Monday, December 14, 2009

Warm Up With Some Christmas Cheer!

Before we get down to brass tacks today, please don't forget to vote for Mrs. Scribe & MOO in the 2009 Edublog competition!

Christmas at Eastern Market, Circa 1992

This Superior Snap is nothing short of ancient, and I've used it in this space before. But still, this capture of Ella Numera Una & her BFF, Megan, represents, to moi, at least, the epitome of Christmas. It's a Polaroid "ornament" that has hung on La Familia Scribe's tree for about 17 years or so. Snapped at Eastern Market in DC. Look at the pure joy on those cherubs' faces!

In honor of the season & all, plus to remember
all I'm thankful for, I'd like to share a family holiday recipe, brought to you by my fabulous SIL. Hope this helps keep you warm over the holidays, and brings some good, old fashioned Christmas cheer.

Aunt Julie's Hot Cocoa

8-quart box Carnation dry milk (use Carnation; the generic brands aren't quite fine enough)
1 pound powdered sugar
1 pound Nesquik
8 oz. coffee creamer (any brand will do, but make sure it's "plain")

Mix ingedients together. Boil water.
Put about 1/3 cup of the Hot Cocoa Mix in a mug, pour the hot water into the mug, and stir.
Add tiny marshmallows, and enjoy!


The Blonde Duck said...

I love that picture. It's Christmas card worthy!

elvira pajarola said...

...such a great IDEA, Melissa...!
thanks for stepping back in my tuscany, I loved it!
have a beautiful week ! sure, I try your recipe!!!!
ciao elvira

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Tracy P. said...

Super cute idea!! I love mugs! But, shopping and post office are done, and we will be on the road soon, so no time to squeeze it in. Have fun!!

shraddha said...

such a cute picture..
i love it..

i signed up too and commented on elvira's blog...what an awsome idea!!

blueviolet said...

Santa is eliciting super smiles there! So cute!!!

Quasi Serendipita said...

Great picture! I'm off to make cocoa :)

Helen McGinn said...

That picture is wonderful. The hot drink sounds lovely too. I like a spoonful of Nutella in's our little secret...shhh...don't tell. xx

miss jo said...

Las chicas have the best Xmas smile...Tx for the receipt. Will link my not-so-sweet pecan pie soon.


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