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I have good friends

A couple of days ago, I came home to find an unexpected package sitting on my porch. A quick look at the return address let me know that it was from my college roommate Rebecca. She’s like a super woman, she is four months pregnant and in the process of moving from Florida to North Carolina, yet she still finds time to send me a surprise gift.

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It was an end of tax season relaxation gift box, with a adorable kitty mug, some rich hot cocoa mix and a recipe for making tea and chocolate bark. Needless to say I was delighted, and even more amazingly it arrived after I had an exceptionally rough day at the office. It was one of those days that reminded me exactly how lucky I am.

A little something to keep you warm…

This week has really been kind of awful. Not one big bad thing, but a few solidly built medium sizes issues that add up to a whole lot of not awesome. Consequently, my Christmas spirit has reached a new low. Christmas used to be a really big deal when I lived at home, and now that most of my college friends have moved on and my family is hours away…I am just feeling a little less merry this year. But enough of that. On to the important thing!

Nutella Hot Chocolate. That’s right, you heard correctly. Nutella. Hot. Chocolate.

Nutella Hot Chocolate (makes 1 serving)

  • 1 cup of milk (most any milk will work)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons of Nutella

Over medium heat, warm milk in a saucepan. When warmed through, add Nutella and whisk to combine. Continue heating over medium heat, whisking as necessary, until cocoa is steamy and frothy. (Make sure not to boil or scald the milk!)

Crazy simple right? I am a little ashamed to admit that the thought never occurred to me. Usually I eat my Nutella right off the spoon. What do you think Verhanika?

Recipe and picture from Creature Comforts.