Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hot Chocolate and Soup

That's what's been going on around here. That and studying and crafting for the holidays. Mostly the first and last.

I just wanted to talk about Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate real quick like. I bought a package of the mocha cappuccino the other day. Not so good. It's okay, I guess. Not really hot chocolately and not really mocha cappuccinoy. Go for something else. And while you're in that isle, check out the Swiss Miss with Caffeine! Yes. I can't find a picture of it, but it says every cup of hot chocolate has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. For when you want to sit in front of the fire ALL NIGHT LONG.

After this box, I think I'm done with hot chocolate mixes for a long time. It's not that they're all disappointing; I hate the packaging. The more green I get, the more I realize how un-green everything is. Hot chocolate has 6-12 individual pouches of mix housed in a cardboard box, sometimes even wrapped in cellophane. I can whip up a good batch of hot chocolate mix at home and put it in an airtight canister for whenever I want. I'll let you know when I find a winning recipe.

Otherwise, I made soup! Yep. Okay, I only made it because I didn't want to brave Walmart for a pizza. It was late and cold and I had a headache. So, pantry soup it was. Still good. And it made a very nice change from Cup-O-Soup. I've had way too much of that lately.

I'm planning at least one batch of cookies tomorrow. Hopefully. I'd like to get these bagged up and handed out before finals are over!


Mary said...

mmmmmmm soup is good.

I was just thinking about trying a new hot chocolate recipe. We had snow and it seemed like a good time for it. But I ran out of milk. bummer.

Mariana said...

Hot Cocoa- interesting. Alton just did a cocoa show. He did hot chocolate, chocolate syrup and brownies. UMM I printed off his syrup recipe and plan on trying it.