Hot Chocolate and the holidays just go hand-in-hand. That warm cozy feeling in your tummy while gathered around the fire or Christmas tree with loved ones is what Christmas is all about.
Daughter, Sarah, requested that we try this recipe for Christmas morning 2012 and it was delicious. It took a little longer to heat in the crock pot so allow plenty of time for it to warm to serving temperature.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas!
CHRISTMAS CROCK POT HOT CHOCOLATE
1.5 cups heavy cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
2 cups milk chocolate chips
6 cups milk (I used 1%)
1 tsp. vanilla
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.
Sangria reminds me of summer, tapas, and good times with friends. It’s refreshing, light, fruity and delicious. History states that Sangria was first served at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. While interesting, I truly expected Sangria to be the drink of Spanish Royalty (or something equally impressive).
Nonetheless, it’s delicioso! This time, I made a mock Sangria (without alcohol) as well as the real deal. I enjoyed them both.
1.5L of chilled red wine
3 cups prepared lemonade
1 cup orange juice
4 tablespoons brandy
2 cups chilled club soda
sliced oranges, limes, lemons, apples
In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, lemonade, and orange juice. Add the fruit slices and refrigerate until chilled.
When ready to serve, add the club soda. Garnish glass with slice of lime (or other citrus)
2 cups orange juice
1 cup white grape juice
1 cup cranberry juice
1 liter bottle lemon-lime carbonated beverage
sliced lemons, oranges, limes
In a large pitcher, stir the juices together. Chill.
When ready to serve, add the lemon-lime beverage and stir gently. Fill glasses with ice, then sangria then slices of fruit. Enjoy!