Wednesday, October 6, 2010

remedy for a rainy day

On a day like today (cold, windy, rainy), when I arrive home from class with the bottom six inches of my jeans soaked (being short has its disadvantages... namely, that I can't seem to find jeans that aren't too long), I want something warm, rich, and inviting. In other words:

I want chocolate. Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food. And when the air outside is especially chilly, hot chocolate is the way to warm my soul. So today when I walked in the door, I ditched my bag, my soaked pants (don't worry, I put on a skirt), and went to the kitchen to gather ingredients. I grabbed:

cocoa (given.)
rice milk
coconut milk
cayenne pepper

Why cayenne pepper, you ask? Well, I didn't want to make just any hot chocolate. I was making MEXICAN hot chocolate, which basically means the chocolate has a little kick. Does spicy chocolate sound strange? It did to me, at first, until I tried it; then the little burn at the back of my throat contributed to the richness of the chocolate, and I was hooked. So try some next time you make hot chocolate (and next time, actually make it; don't always let Stephen's do it for you!) but don't put too much in. (:

Anyway, I made the hot chocolate and sat down to slowly sip its deliciousness, and now I'm looking outside at the weeping weather thinking bring on the cold!


Curt and Ronda said...

Yay for hot chocolate weather!!! Provo has been warmer than St. George the last few days so I REALLY need to make hot chocolate! And, I really need to make it spicey. Yum! (thanks for blogging today. Some days I just need to hear about my girls...)

jessica renae said...

and it was darn good chocolate ;)

Carrie said...

Mmmmmmmm. One of my favorite parts of fall / winter. :)

Toni Jones said...

Mmmm i want some right now.