December 12, 2009

Did Norman Have Chocolate?

My brother called me from California tonight. This is pretty much our conversation:

TN: What's up?

Me: Well, about three years ago, I got all Norman Rockwelly and decided that as we decorated the tree we'd have homemade cookies and hot chocolate. One time and now it's a tradition. We have to do it this way, complete with loud Christmas music, every year.

TN: That's cool!

Me: So today I baked and Mom got us some really nice hot chocolate for Christmas last year and I have some left so instead of the stuff where we just add water, I'm heating milk and adding chocolate shreds to it.

TN: Yuck.

Me: No, it's really good! A cup of milk and then you add 5 tablespoons of this shredded chocolate and stir it.

TN: Wait. FIVE tablespoons?

Me: Yeah.

TN: How much milk?

Me: A cup?


Me: Hunh. When you put it that way, that's a lot of chocolate isn't it?


Me: Wow. No wonder it's so good...

That's a lot of damn chocolate...

Posted by Boudicca at December 12, 2009 10:02 PM

And a lot of damn chocolate is a bad thing... how?

Posted by: kay at December 12, 2009 10:32 PM


Posted by: Bou at December 12, 2009 11:00 PM

What she said! That makes me want to make some hot chocolate myself... alas, I am out of milk. :(

Posted by: songstress7 at December 13, 2009 12:42 AM

Damned near chewable, that. Excellent!

Posted by: Jim - PRS at December 13, 2009 08:02 AM

awesome! I'll be there in 3 hours for my mug of crack.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at December 13, 2009 09:06 AM

mmmm - chocolate (in my best frankenstein's monster voice :)

Posted by: patti at December 13, 2009 09:34 AM

ohhhhh... I so want to be at your house for hot chocolate!

Posted by: vw bug at December 13, 2009 09:43 AM

Oh! My friend Beth found something sort of like that and gave me just enough to get me hooked - and now I can't find it anywhere! It is Mexican hot chocolate mix, with a little vanilla and cinnamon in it. It also looks like chocolate shreds ... very tasty!

Posted by: PeggyU at December 13, 2009 02:12 PM

Sounds fantastic! :) We still just have lights on teh tree - I am sooooo running behind this year...

Posted by: Richmond at December 13, 2009 06:07 PM

That's it. I need to go diving in the Keys next December and time my return to stop at your house for hot chocolate.

Posted by: Denny at December 13, 2009 09:19 PM

William and Sonoma! That's the hot chocolate she bought us.

On a funny side note... T hadn't had all his to drink. He had left it on the coffee table as we decorated the tree. An hour passed... an hour and a half passed, two hours passed, and I came in to blog and he came running in with Ringo saying, "Mom! Mom! Poke that piece in the middle!"

Some of the chocolate had resolidified into a floating chocolate berg in the chocolate drink.

THAT is a lot of chocolate!

Posted by: Bou at December 13, 2009 09:24 PM