Jan 1, 2008

Mexican Hot Chocolate


Delicious Dating
By Natalie Mitts
If the winter weather is wearing down your spirits, find a date and make the most of it! To start, go shopping for winter clothes - gloves, mittens, scarves and hats. You can never have enough.

If you're brave, hit up a local thrift store to see what outrageous items you can find for little cost. Don't be afraid to pair an orange scarf with some bright pink gloves.

Next, wear your new winter accessories out in the cold. Make some snow angels or go sledding at Rock Canyon Park. Even take your snowboard out for a try if you don't feel like hitting the slopes quite yet.

After being out in the cold, go inside to warm up with some homemade hot cocoa. Try out Chef John's Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe!

Mexican Hot Chocolate

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons instant hot chocolate mix
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup boiling water

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large mug, mix the hot chocolate mix, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and chili powder. Pour in the milk. Add the boiling water and stir.

Sit back, sip your cocoa and relax with a holiday movie. We recommend Jimmy Stewart's "The Shop Around the Corner." It's the 1940 version of "You've Got Mail." Stewart and his co-worker fight constantly on the job, but he soon realizes they're secret pen pals.
With new clothes, a full stomach and snow falling outside, now you're really in the holiday spirit.

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