For you

Here’s a potpourri of gifts ideas and goodies, to get you in the Christmas spirit and they all come personally recommended by me!

Smell like Christmas all day with The Gingerbread Man- ginger ale bubble bath, salt scrub and body souffle from Philosophy.

Do a little shopping at Red Envelope and make someone feel special.
( The packaging is just as special as the gifts)

…. for that special glow

…. and for the gourmet in you …and here

…. a little ear candy for those romantic nights in front of the fire.

A few recipes to warm your belly

Traditional Hot Chocolate :
In a double boiler melt 12 ounces of chopped semi sweet chocolate. Stir in 2 pints of heavy cream and heat just until boiling, stirring frequently. Serve with big whumping spoonfulls of whipped cream.

Mexican Hot Chocolate:
Slice open one fresh ancho chili pepper, discard seeds. Combine chili, 4 cups of milk, and 2 cinnamon sticks. Heat until boiling; let steep for 10 minutes. Remove from heat – Remove chili and cinnamon sticks. and add 4 ounces chopped semi sweet chocolate. Return to heat and whisk until chocolate is melted. – Enjoy!

Vanilla Hot Chocolate:
In saucepan combine 4 cups of milk with 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise. Heat until just boiling. remove from heat, Scrape the seeds from the vanilla beans into the milk. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. Return to heat and add 8 tablespoons of cocoa powder whisk until frothy.

Mint Hot Chocolate:
In saucepan combine 4 cups of milk with 6 sprigs of fresh mint. Heat until steaming, and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes covered. Strain to remove mint then return to heat and add 4 oz of milk chocolate. Whisk until chocolate is melty and milk is frothy.

5 Responses to For you

  1. Toecutter says:

    Ive never heard of chilli and chocolate before. I’m totally giving that a go!
    Although there is usually no point in drinking hot chocolate in 95 degree weather, its summer down here after all!

  2. Sherry says:

    I envy you it’s only 28 degrees here tonight and windy!

  3. Last week, some of our liberal progressive pals hacked my blog “Hey, Relax…I’m Just Sayin'” and totally destroyed it. I don’t like being the target of people who want to limit my free speech.

    Today, I’ve finally pieced together a new site and I invite all my conservative friends to visit and, when you get the chance, update your links to my new page. Grazie and Ciao, goombas and goombettes.

    Nickie Goomba :roll:

  4. d says:

    Bloody heck, Sherry, you’ll have the nanny police on your door step. you live dangerously, girl.

  5. Sherry says:

    heh what can I say?