Everyday Mom's Meals: Welcome Holiday Season
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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Welcome Holiday Season

 If it was up to me, the Christmas tree would go up the minute the clock struck midnight on November 1st, but alas, I have a husband who believes it should stay in the shed until after Thanksgiving. But guess what, the turkey leftovers are in the fridge, all of the fall decor is packed away and I am currently typing in the glow of a beautifully lit balsam fir. 

December arrives this week, and before we have a chance to blink Christmas day will be upon us. We need to make sure to enjoy the next 28 days as much as possible. Sure, the hustle and bustle might stress us out a little, and if you're anything like me your to-do list is a mile long; but finding ways to find the magic and joy in the season are a must. 

After spending 12+ hours putting up the indoor decor on Friday, I was completely exhausted and ready to collapse into my recliner. However, the 6 year old had other plans. "Mommy, I want to put on Christmas jammies, watch Frosty and drink peppermint hot chocolate." 

That declaration resulted in him, daddy and mommy all laying on the floor snuggling, watching the movie while he sipped his holiday drink. (The teenager was at work, or there would have been 4 of us sharing that blanket.) As tired as I was, I wanted to soak in every second of this impromptu memory making moment. 

Plus, it reminded me that it was finally time to share a holiday inspired recipe with all of you. Whipped Hot Chocolate takes your hot cocoa game to the next level. It's super easy and the perfect treat to enjoy after building a snowman or while you watch Rudolph or White Christmas. 

The next 4 weeks are going to fly by, but my wish for you are those tiny moments that come out of  nowhere and fill your heart with the Christmas spirit and love. 

 

Whipped Hot Chocolate

1/4 cup milk chocolate hot chocolate powder mix 

2-3 cups chocolate milk, warmed

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Mini Marshmallows

Chocolate Sprinkles

In a large metal bowl that has been chilled, whisk together hot chocolate mix and powdered sugar. Add heavy cream and whisk just until combined. Using an electric mixer, beat until soft peaks form. Transfer mixture to piping bag. Divide chocolate milk between 2 mugs. Pipe whipped mixture onto each. Garnish with marshmallows and sprinkles. 



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