Spring is in the air and the nursery flowers are beckoning us to pick up some plants and enjoy being outside. This year when you are at the nursery, take a look at plants that you can plant and have some awesome fresh herbs for the dinner table. Having plants that provide food for the table are really fun projects for the kids and it is a great way for them to try new foods. Kids love to try whatever they plant.
After the hustle and bustle of shopping, cooking, and the millions of things that have to be done, it is now time to slow down and have a fun party with friends. Whether you are having a formal New Year’s Eve party, an intimate party, or perhaps a white elephant after Christmas party, keep the menu simple. Appetizers and drinks are suitable for a New Year’s Eve party and these recipes will be fun to try and they will spice up your party.
Fall has finally arrived where I live. It was so cold in my house this morning that I finally turned on my heat. I was also looking for a nice hot drink to warm me up. Since we are not a coffee drinking family, hot cocoa is our choice of hot drinks. Even my kids love it! So, I went to look for some hot chocolate packets and we were all out. So, I decided to pull out my hot cocoa mix recipe, since I usually have all of the ingredients in the house to make it. I have shared this before but thought it would be good to share again with the cold weatherhere and coming to many area soon. Here it is in case your family wants to try it.
In the summertime, we drink gallons of iced tea, juice, and water. Making iced tea is a daily occurrence during the summer and we found an easy way to make it by accident. One morning, my son was going to help with breakfast. He made the coffee while I was busy finishing up breakfast. When I went to pour the coffee, it was rather strange looking for coffee. I tasted it and by accident he had made tea instead of coffee. We had our first iced tea maker! We have used our electric coffeepot for tea ever since.
A couple of weeks ago, my family was hit hard with the flu. One of the things my family asked for was hot cocoa, and a lot of it! As one of the flu victims, I can tell you it was one of the things that just made you feel better. One problem though, we ran out of hot chocolate packets. I went online and found some recipes to make your own and found out they were easy to make and really tasted good. Luckily, I had all of the ingredients on hand, which was good because we really did not want to get out. These would also make some really nice inexpensive Christmas gifts. Just put in a nice container with a tag on it telling how to use it. So, whether you get the flu or not, winter is here and it’s time to snuggle by the fire and drink a cup of hot cocoa. Here are a few recipes including one for a fat free, sugar free one for those watching their weight.