I pulled an all-nighter (almost) to decorate for Thanksgiving. With college visits and other school activities I haven't had the time! The tables are set, the groceries are bought, and the cooking will commence tomorrow.
We had a wonderful weekend. Shelley rode in two horse shows, and she came in third in one and won her class in the other. They only have three high schoolers on her team, but they won the show on Sunday! I am so proud of them!
Shanley Belle will be coming home tomorrow, and we are beyond excited. We are also thrilled that her book was released yesterday! And per yesterday's post, here is the recipe for Mary's favorite hot chocolate. It is so rich, a spoon can practically stand-up in it!
Mary's Favorite Hot Chocolate
2 t cornstarch, sifted
3/4 c whole milk
4 oz. Winn Dixie milk chocolate chips
3/4 c heavy whipping cream
1 T confectioners sugar
Make a paste with the cornstarch and milk. Only use a tiny bit at first and add milk until it is the consistency of toothpaste. Use a wire whisk for mixing.
Place the chocolate chips and remaining milk and cream in a saucepan. While whisking constantly, simmer over low heat until the chocolate has melted.
Add the sugar and cornstarch paste and heat gently, whisking constantly, while the mixture thickens.
Make sure there are no lumps!
Pour into two cups and serve with your favorite toppings. Mary likes whipped cream and marshmallow fluff!
It's the perfect dessert drink for college football grudge matches and Hallmark Channel Christmas movies! (or reading romance novels, like Punished)
I can't wait to spend a nice week with my family. It's rare we're all together, so I doubt I post much between now and Sunday.
I hope y'all have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
Until next time...