Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Let It Snow...And Bring On The Crockpot Hot Cocoa

Jasper reminds me at least once a day how excited he is for it to snow.

Some days I don't have the heart to break it to him that we don't exactly live in snow country.

Tonight he asked, "Mom, when is it going to snow in our world?"  Followed by, "I just can't wait."

It is cold here in Vegas.  Even rainy.  But somehow rain doesn't exactly feel like a wintery wonderland.

Last night Jasper and I attended the Christmas concert for Megan Gornichec's guitar students.  Felicity played and sang, "Let It Snow."  That is Jasper's new theme song.  He's decided that we just need to sing that song, and then it will snow.

Tonight we went Christmas caroling for Family Home Evening with the Schroeder's, Gornichec's and Gammett's. 

We sang to the Packer, Bashum, Bunker and Jones families.  Everyone showed up at the first house bundled up in a mix of snow and rain gear. 

Jasper wore his bright yellow rain fireman rain slicker.  When I saw Taylor and Will caroling under their umbrellas I did have to laugh a little. 

We truly were "singin' in the rain."  The weather just didn't seem to much like Christmas.

The Schroder's had us all over to their house afterwards to dry off and warm up.  Cydnee made homemade hot cocoa that was delicious.   Here's the recipe:

Crock Pot Hot Cocoa Recipe:
    1.5 cups whipping cream
    1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
    6 cups milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups of milk chocolate chips

Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a Crock pot.

Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted. Stir again before serving.

Cydnee had peppermint and vanilla marshmallows on hand to top it off.


Cydnee said...

It was a fun and funny evening with the rain. Even funnier, I don't think I remember putting vanilla in the recipe. Oh well. I'm sure we will try this again before the cold weather goes away.

Millie @ The Busy Butlers said...

Um, YUMMY! Definitely going to try that! Maybe you guys should come visit us in Nebraska. We have snow here. Does Jasper like horses? We have lots of those, too! :)

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