Before you go out and join the group around the fire, take a moment to prepare some delicious hot drinks. Everyone will thank you (especially in this weather)!
Here is a recipe for an AMAZING drink, appropriately named:
Hot Chocolate to Die For
This recipe is from Jeff Smith’s “Frugal Gourmet Cooks American”
2 – 3 oz. milk chocolate
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 cup half and half or cream
Stir chocolate, butter and vanilla together in a double boiler until melted and
smooth. Add half and half or cream slowly, incorporating it gradually as it heats, but do
not boil. Server over a handful of miniature marshmallows and garnish with
a dash of nutmeg.
Also, you might play around with other delightful add-ins, such as coffee, Kahlua, amaretto, Irish cream, etc.
(FYI, we have experienced a calamity, in that we cannot place our Frugal Gourmet cookbook… So, we’ll have to trust the good ol’ internet for the accuracy of this recipe.)