Friday, September 05, 2008

A Winter's Night

After crowing about Spring's arrival earlier in the week, Winter has come back and slapped me on the legs with a wet umbrella. Today was cold and wet. Really wet. What my aunt/stepmum (long story) would jovially describe as persisting down.

A cold and wet Friday night after a busy, busy day at work = slug out time. So I've settled in for the night. The heater is on. Ancient but comfy sweater - check. Track pants - check. Slippers - check. Handknit socks - check!

I've just had a lovely long phone chat with my sister who lives interstate (big news is she's finished writing her book - a travel guide for people with disabilities, and she's added a couple of generations more to our family history) and a very lovely chat with Mr Tall & Handsome who visited for a sleepover a few weeks back. Pizza has been delivered and devoured. And now I'm tucking into a mug of nom nom-worthy homemade hot chocolate.

Hot Chocklit - The TOA Way
  • 1 mug's worth of good quality soy milk*
  • 1/2 a 35g bar of Lindt 70% dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp sugar
Break up half the chocolate bar into small pieces and place in mug. Add teaspoon of sugar. Heat the soy milk until almost boiling. Consider eating the other half a bar while soy milk warms. Pour warm soy milk into mug, stir, lose internal battle re: remainder of chocolate bar.

(*or regular milk if you aren't lactose intolerant, lucky bitch)


Tom said...

Mmmmm.... Hot chocolate. Yummmmm.

You missed a step at the beginning:
- Buy two bars of chocolate, one to eat on the way home, half for the hot chocolate and half to eat whilst waiting for the milk to heat up.

And an optional step at the end:
- Add brandy or whiskey to taste.

THEN you'd sleep well! :)

Cecilia said...

mmm... I wish I had chocolate in the house. It is the perfect hot chocolate weather.

Come back spring!!

Cecilia said...

I just tried the hot chocolate. Wow.