I like Christmas.
I try to remember the holiday really is about a loving God stooping to our level, becoming human, to save us from our own shortcomings.
At the same time, I enjoy family, presents, the decorated tree and other things about the season. When I stop and look, I see the love and mercy of God in them.
As what might be one more blessing this Christmas, here’s a cocoa recipe used with permission from the Taste of Home website, http://www.tasteofhome.com.
Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
1 3/4 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup miniature marshmallows
In a large bowl, combine the milk powder, sugar, creamer, cocoa and cinnamon. Add the marshmallows; mix well. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to three months.
Yield: 18-19 servings (about 3 1/2 cups total).
To prepare hot chocolate: Dissolve about 3 tablespoons hot chocolate mix in 3/4 cup hot milk.
Yield: 1 serving.
A 3/4-cup serving made with skim milk has 141 calories.