Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tis the Season...

The SuperBowl party was great, good fun, and for those of us who say every year that we just want a good game, this year we were not disappointed!! My team lost (sniffle)...... oh well. I hadn't made that crab/cream cheese dip in years and years as for such a long time it was the go to dish that everyone seemed to bring out for every occasion. I've remembered how a block of cream cheese, a can of lump crab all deliciously drowned in cocktail sauce and served on crackers can be. Crap Dip and Bruce seemed to make even the non-football people very happy.

I've been really smug about my flu shot this year, tempting the fates I suppose. So now here we are sick as can be. Could it be possible that a truck did run me over in my sleep? Bare minimums have been done at the studio and I'm headed for bed with no interest to knit. Tells the tale doesn't it? :)

When ill and feeling puny chocolate and alcohol do seem to perk a girl up----- bring it on!

Decadent Fragile Baby

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Hershey's Dark Cocoa
  • 6 Hershey's Kisses
  • 2 tsp. good quality vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 oz. Frangelica Liqueur (Hazelnut) or to taste
Heat the milk in a heavy pot, do not allow to boil. In a small bowl combine the sugar, cocoa and salt. Add a bit of milk to the cocoa mixture, very slowly........... and then add the combination back into the heating milk. Drop in the Kisses. When very hot add the liqueur and the vanilla.
Stir and pour into pretty mugs. Depending on the size of your mugs, should serve 4 frozen people.

Stay warm! (As I typed, "stay warm" it occurred to me that there are plenty of you out there who do not need to think warm thoughts as you are living in paradise. I don't think I want to go there at the moment. It is 10 here, without the windchill!)


yoel said...

Oof, stupid flu truck that strikes you in your sleep! Hope you are feeling better soon :)

Renée said...

Whew! When you want hot chocolate, you don't mess around! Feel better soon!

jen duncan said...

Hey Tina--We're in the land of 55 degrees...never too warm and never too cold. Hey, I just saw this miniature knitting vid from the movie Coraline---you must go look!

Lisa Boyer said...

I send warm, healing, aloha-filled tradewinds your way....hope you feel better soon!!