Thursday, January 28, 2010

Winter Weekends

Betty and her family love to head outdoors on winter weekends. Even though the air is cool, they spend afternoons ice skating at their neighbor's frozen pond or sledding in the park. When their noses are red and fingertips numb, Betty surprises everyone with homemade marshmallows and hot chocolate. This sweet snack warms her family so that they can head back out for some more fun in the snow. This weekend don't be afraid of the cold weather; just be sure to make plenty of hot cocoa and bring gourmet marshmallows. Everyone will want a second cup!

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Hot Chocolate
Dishes Children Love, 1965

Heat together, stirring constantly, in top of double broiler over low heat.
2 sq. (2 oz.) chocolate
1/2 cup water
When chocolate has melted, add
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cook 4 min., stirring constantly. Place over simmering water. Stir in
2 cups milk
Heat thoroughly. Beat with rotary beater just before serving.
Float on each serving
1 or 3 marshmallows


  1. Lovely! Thanks for including my mugs. I'm totally in the mood for some hot chocolate right now...

  2. I want to go skating on a pond then come in for hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows out of those adorable mugs!