Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday: Hot Chocolate


Waking up on these past few mornings with the extra blanket, curled up in the arms of my sweet hubs... I haven't wanted to get out of bed. The only thing that will pull me out of that warm and toasty place is my sweet boys' faces saying, "Mom, can you make us some hot chocolate?"

My boys are just like me. Hot chocolate is one of the first traditions associated with the first signs of cold weather. On Monday afternoon, when we arrived home from school their eyes lit up when they saw the steaming mugs of hot chocolate and big warm bowl of cinnamon popcorn waiting for them. Little Guy said, "It really is fall!"

Growing up, I always knew that fall had arrived when my Mom would begin making hot chocolate and toast for breakfast. I love hot chocolate and toast for breakfast. My Daddy taught us to dip our toast in our hot chocolate. My Mom thought that was the most disgusting habit ever, but we thought it tasted delicious. And if Mom made cinnamon toast? Wow!

Now today, my boys are like me and love hot chocolate and toast for breakfast. One guy loves to dip and one guy doesn't. Both think Mom's hot chocolate is the best in the world.
That is why on this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for traditions and for hot chocolate.

16 comments:

Dr. Wifey said...

yummy! this makes me want to get a second cup of coffee (no hot chocolate at work right now) and cinnamon toast! my mamaw used to make that for me, been LONG time though

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

The Ladies like their hot chocolate as their dessert. I love to add cinnamon to my hot chocolate!

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

gosh girl that makes me hungry just reading it. I Love this time of year, it seems the kids are loving it too, except the cold winds. hmmmm Hot chocolate and the music from charlie brown brings back memories...

mayberry said...

Will you adopt me? LOL!

Kayra said...

I love to dip my toast in hot chocolate too. Yumm.

From the Doghouse said...

My mom used to make brown sugar toast. I miss that.

gingela5 said...

I am beginning to get REALLY jealous of you bloggers who are having cold weather! Although I am THANKFUL for it being in the 70's I'd much rather it be a little colder for Halloween! And I LOVEEEE hot chocolate--such a good mom! :)

i'm black betty said...

YUM! today, i am thankful for my great hubby!

HEATHER said...

Sounds yummy!
Care to share your hot chocolate recipe?
How do you make cinnamin popcorn?

Jenn said...

I just boo-ed you , come see !

Crystal said...

Hot chocolate is wonderful isn't it. And so is having a sweet hubby to cuddle with! Sorry to hear about your kidney stones, I know how miserable that can be, I've had them 3 different times. I'll be praying for you!

Sandi said...

On cold, cold days like we've been having, hot chocolate really hits the spot. :)

Named Alicia said...

My sweet kid lovees hot chocolate, too. That is one of his fav things about cold weather, that and a roaring fire. I love being a mom!

Deanna said...

My hot chocolate recipe isn't really special, but here it is:

1 large mug
3 heaping tablespoons of hot chocolate mix
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
hot water
Redi Whip
mini chocolate chips

Mix hot chocolate mix, sugar and chocolate syrup with hot water. Top with Redi Whip and mini chocolate chips.

As far as the cinnamon popcorn, I buy it in a box. I think it is made by ACT?

Carrie said...

Mmmmmm....I love hot cocoa!! Just realized I've always called it cocoa not chocolate. Wonder why??

I love cocoa with marshmallows. The marshmallows have to sit for a few minutes and get a little smooshy. Yummm.....I am making some no sugar added (no marshmallows--boooooo) just to stop the insanity!

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

Hot chocolate is my absolute favorite thing to have right before bed. Love it!