I Can’t Believe It’s November!! part one

by Hope Sewell on November 1, 2011

in family, kids, recipes

Time really does keep on slippin’ into the future!!  I really can’t believe the holiday season is here already!!!  We’ve had such a busy October so I’m going to post a little….well it probably won’t be little…overview of what October was like for the Sewells.

We have taken lots of afternoon walks in and around our back yard.
This is one of our favorite places to go and throw rocks.

And we’ve enjoyed the cooler nights around the fire pit.We’ve already had numerous hot dog and marshmallow roasts.
And hot chocolate!!  😉
No pre-made packets for us.  This recipe is simple, quick and it doesn’t require a microwave.  And that’s good because we don’t have one…..I know!!  Can you believe it??Take 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 4 tablespoons of water, 2 cups of milk and a splash of vanilla.
Put everything except the milk and vanilla in a small saucepan and whisk.

I LOVE my flat whisk for this job!!  It gets in all the nooks and crannies!  Once everything is combined, add 2 cups of milk and the splash of vanilla and warm it until it’s heated through….but NOT boiling!!Grab some mini marshmallows and your favorite cups And enjoy!!This is perfect for these chilly nights!!


Hot Chocolate For Two
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons water
2 cups of milk
a splash of vanilla

Whisk together the first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Once combined, whisk in the milk and vanilla.  Cook until heated through.  Top with marshmallows and enjoy!!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenn @ The Former Miss November 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I’ve always been a Swiss Miss girl myself but this sounds so much better – can’t wait to try this recipe this weekend :) Thanks for sharing!!


Hope Sewell November 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm

It’s super yummy!! Hope you enjoy!! 😉


Kristee Dowling November 1, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Chilly evenings outside are so much fun! I’m looking forward to all the above with my fam too, esp the tasty hot cocoa!


BreAna {Sugar & Spice & All Things Iced} November 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Sounds fabulous! I think I might just have to whip up a batch for my family tonight!!


Hope Sewell November 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm

It really is delicious!! Don’t think I’ll ever go back to the packet again! 😉


Jenn/Rook No. 17 November 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Thank you for sharing your fabulous recipe on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

I can’t wait to see what you have in store this week!




Amy@NewNostalgia November 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm

You are featured on New Nostalgia’s Anti-Procrastination Tuesday! Thanks for linking up!


Hope Sewell November 8, 2011 at 7:29 am

oh yay!! Thanks so much!!


Kim November 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I do this for my childcare kids fall thru spring before & after school. LOVE this simple recipe!!!


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