Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The difference a few stickers can make.

I have had this set of canisters for years. Each holiday I would decorate them with window clings . LOL.
Well, now the chalkboard canisters are "in." I love the looks but I didn't love the prices!

So, I went on a mission to find the chalkboard sticker labels and guess what?

Found them! They were at Walmart hanging where the caniters are.

Isn't it amazing what a few stickers can do? They look like new canisters.

Homemade hot chocolate, saves time and money.

Homemade hot chocolate

3 1/2 cups sugar

2 1/4 cups cocoa
1 tablespoon table salt
Milk for mixing

In a fairly large bowl mix with whisk sugar, cocoa, and salt. Mix a little while to make sure it is good and mixed. Store in an airtight container. I printed the directions and taped it to the jar as you can see in the picture below.

To make....
For single cups put 1 cup of milk in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Be careful it will be hot. If you are giving this to children you may want to cut the time back a little. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix to the cup of milk and stir. you can also put mini marshmallows on top too if you would like.

For a family size batch....
warm the milk in a saucepan, don't let it get hot enough to biol.Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix per cup of milk. Enjoy!

This would be a great Christmas gift for the person who has everything, or for children. Mix and put it in a mason jar and decorate with ribbons, greenery, jingle bells or whatever. You could print the recipe on a pretty card and tie it n the jar. Or for a whole family gift you could double or triple batch it and give each family member a Christmas mug. Put all of it in a decorated basket and you have a gift that everyone would love to get.

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