It has been such a fun week…eating fabulous holiday crepes, making rich cocoa, wearing fun clothing, and finding unique gifts for all to consider. Pure Holiday Joy!
First, I was invited out to Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe at The Shops at La Cantera to try their holiday crepes!
I called Leigh Ann and said…Let’s Go!
You are looking at THE GRINCH dessert crepe…full of strawberries, M&Ms, and dulce de leche! We tried this after tasting the Turkey- Cran- Brie Crepe, and specialty items benefitting the SA Food Bank. So good!
I loved Leigh Ann’s outfit…she was wearing a JJIll poncho she tried on during one of our recent visits to JJILL. Love it with the boots. (I could not find it on their website, so it may be sold out).
I want to thank all who participated on Wednesday in my decision making on a Chico’s purchase….you will learn the results soon!
HOT COCOA #2 – ULTIMATE DECADENCE FROM A READER
Bonna, Bonna, Bonna…you have changed our hot cocoa lives forever. Mr. B said that this recipe you sent is fabulous and the one he will prefer from now on…and I still have two more recipes to test!
When I first read Bonna’s recipe, I thought it would be way too sweet….but you know, it wasn’t…it is rich and creamy and decadent! Just loved it. Thank you for sending it along, Bonna.
Bonna’s Hot Cocoa
1.5 cups whipping cream
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
6 cups of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups of chocolate chips ( I use milk chocolate)
Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla and chips in a crock pot
Cover and cook on low 2 hours stirring occasionally until mixture is hot and chips are melted. Add sweetened milk stir and continue to heat. Garnish as desired.
I did not use the crock pot, but made it on the stove….so good. And here is a fun garnish (Stuffed Puffs)….I have one son who is seriously into marshmallows and chocolate!
UNIQUE GIFTS FOR ANY OCCASION
I have five family members with birthdays immediately after Christmas…four are in January. So, when I shop this time of year, I am shopping for Christmas and birthdays.
That is why this female owned company, NAME STORIES, caught my eye. When Shakespeare asked, WHAT’S IN A NAME?, I would answer A LOT! I have always believed our names are significant to who we are.
So, I love what they do with names…
The first poster above is to be framed for my grandson’s room. You choose the colors…so I went with this vibrant blue. It is on a study stock that will frame nicely. I am excited to give them all a wall hanging of their names.
Helps them to remember who they are…..check out Name Stories.
For all of you shopping with my links below in order to support Over 50 Feeling 40, please know that I am thankful each and every day for you! I cannot believe it is two weeks until Now, enjoy your day and
KEEP SMILING!! (Where did I set my cup of cocoa?!?!)
Two Weeks from today is Christmas Day…goes too fast…enjoy each moment!
For everyone who agrees with me that Apple Cider Vinegar is great for the metabolism and other health benefits, then order your GOLI today. Just go to my page at GOLI HERE.
MY COMPLEXION LOVES CHAMONIX…KEEPING ME YOUTHFUL! Currently, running a SPECIAL NOW!
By Pamela Lutrell