Rich n’ Thick Adult Hot Chocolate & Whipped Dollops

I’m having a bah humbug moment. As I type this I am listening to Christmas carols but there is still no tree gracing my living room with pine needles everywhere. There is nothing wrapped. There is no holiday menu planned. I’ve cooked today, cleaned today been to the market today, and really I am not feeling it. Which is not like me at all.

Normally I am a Christmas fanatic. One of those insanely perky people who will wish random strangers Merry Christmas and dance about with my Santa hat on with no fear of judgement from anyone.

This year its not there. This year a lot collided with the holiday season and even though it really has nothing to do with me – it’s screwing with my jingle. So please, forgive this post of pure honesty and enjoy the snacks.

And while I’m ranting because I am downright cranky. Slow down in parking lots people. I get that it’s the Super Walmart, the only Target for miles or just the local gas station – But pedestrians have the right of way. The spot you eye’d up while patiently waiting in traffic may indeed not be there for you after I safely cross the street but there will be another, and probably not that far from where you hoping. Heaven forbid I sped past you as you were having trouble trying to push that cart – you would have words for me that I haven’t heard since high school, but when you’re behind the wheel it’s a different story.

I realize this is not the time of year to whine. I am probably on the naughty list for 2012 now, but it’s really really screwing with my holiday mojo and making it hard to find the same joy that I normally do in those small things that make Christmas matter.

Ok, now that I got that out of my system. I’ll be giving myself a swift kick in the pants and perking up on PtS, I promise.





Just as a side note: Handsome, I hope you’re not planning on getting me any new knives for Christmas. A, we have too many. Sure I could use some nice ones but that would require us to get ride of at least one of the three sets we own. So unless you are ready to say your goodbyes, don’t. B, I will use any new sharp objects to bring the fury of Hell into that blasted alarm clock you insist hitting snooze on at least three times before stirring… on Saturdays.

Ok, done. Swear.

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  1. says

    Oh hey! Have a cup of that lovely chocolate you’d just made. That should make you happier. Chocolate is feel good food! You don’t want a lump of coal in your stocking this year. Shhh … actually, I haven’t got into the mood til lately, so, yeah, like you, no presents bought, no tree, no menu yet. Getting there … sloooowwly.

  2. says

    Wow, that looks amazingly thick and dark :) Just my kind of chocolate.
    I’m sorry you’re not in prime Christmas condition – I usually am not until much closer to the date, but I hope you feel better soon!

  3. says

    I feel the exact same way! I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t get in the Christmas mood this year. Bleh. But, can I just say that these are freaking rediculous!! Must eat five of them before the New Year’s Resoultions kick in :) LOL!

  4. says

    I’m not too much in the Christmas Spirit either it’s weird. But I’m trying to force myself to get there lol how terrible is that? When I go to my mom and dads on Wednesday and put up their tree i think it will really feel like Christmas then. I love hot cocoa and with booze in it even better.

  5. says

    If anything will bring you out of your funk, this marvelous hot chocolate will. I just have WAY too much to do…and it takes the fun out of the season. I’m sure I’ll be in the mood soon enough :) Hope you will, too!!! xo

  6. says

    These looks sooo good, Kita! Think anyone would notice if I were to make the dollops, eat them all then just leave the spoons? I could tell them I was being nice and setting out spoons for them to stir the chocolate with.

    As for whining, we all do it. That’s what we’re all here for… so you have people to vent to. :-)


  7. says

    Your crankiness made me laugh :) Sorry but it’s true. And what’s with people waiting for the closest spot when there’s plenty further back. Wouldn’t it do most people good to walk a little bit more? btw I now want hot chocolate. :p

  8. says

    I’ve felt like ranting lately too. Must be something in the air. For us life is just messing with my Christmas mojo. Usually I am chipper as a…well, chipmunk I suppose. This year, not so much. I could happily tie the store elves shoelaces together and not even feel bad. Hope you snap out of it soon, me as well. As for the recipe well I am beyond words on this one. It’s gorgeous. What I really want to know is how many times did you have to refill the spoons cuz you kept eating the dollops before shooting the pic? It’ll just be between you and me, no one else will know. Lol!

  9. says

    I hope the rest of the days leading up to Christmas shape up for you. Some people can really suck the fun out of it though when you are out and about this time of year.

    Loving the hot chocolate…its just how I like it, rich, thick and lots and lots of chocolate. Yummy!

  10. Lu Ann P says

    Just came across your site via link from HuffPost. The recipe looks fab and I’ll try it on Vday regardless of 65 degree temp cuz it sounds delish! Your ‘tude, however, was amazing to read. I do hope your holiday improved dramatically but I enjoyed your brilliant, albeit cutthroat, honesty. Not every holiday can be Norman Rockwell, and that’s ok too. REFRESHING!


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