White Christmas Hot Chocolate

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This is a delicious hot chocolate treat!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole milk  or you may want a richer creamier hot chocolate by using half and half or heavy cream or whatever combination you choose
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 8 oz. white chocolate  of your choice that you’ll chop into small pieces
  • Whipped Cream is really yummy for the topping, but you may prefer marshmallows
Directions:
  1. Get out a saucepan and stir in the milk, chocolate pieces, cinnamon and vanilla
  2. Cook over a medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. You want the white hot chocolate to come to a simmer NOT TO A BOIL
  3. Remove from heat and serve in a nice mug and top with either whipped cream or marshmallows — or you can use both

 

Healthy Grinch Kabobs Recipe

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Do you believe it? Grinch Kabobs!!! I’m rolling on the floor laughing!!! And they’re healthy, too!!! Grinch and Healthy don’t seem in any way, shape or form to be healthy . . . but this is a definite exception!!!

You probably don’t need a recipe, but I have to give you one . . . just to feel important . . . please indulge me.

Let’s get the ingredients together:

  • Strawberries
  • Green Grapes
  • Banana Slices
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Lemon Juice
  • Toothpicks 

No surprises there 🙂

Now to put them together:

  1. Wash/Rinse the strawberries.
  2. Cut the tops off the strawberries. Do it like slicing off the top because this is Santa’s hat and it’s going to fit on top of a sliced banana, so you want the strawberries to have a flat surface.
  3. Slice the banana and brush on a little bit of lemon juice to coat them — you don’t want them turning brown.
  4. Wash/Rinse the grapes.
  5. Push a toothpick gently through the top of the strawberry, the banana slice and into the grape.
  6. You’ll probably need another toothpick to push down into the strawberry so you can add a mini marshmallow on top for the pompom fur-ball thing on top of Santa’s hat.
  7. Then repeat the assembly process.

There you go! Now that wasn’t so difficult, was it? 

Oh, I forgot the sign! You have to have a “Grinch Kabobs” sign! 

Enjoy and Thanks for stopping by!

Ruldolph Pancakes Recipe

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I absolutely fell in love with these Ruldolph pancakes. They’re a real hit with kids and adults, too. The thing with pancakes is that they’re not only for breakfast. They’re great for brunch, lunch and dinner. A friend of mine was watching her grandchildren one afternoon. It was snowing outside. Her daughter and son-in-law were doing their Christmas shopping . . . she watched the clock approaching the dinner hour. The children were getting hungry. She decided to make these great Ruldolph pancakes for the kids. By the time they were ready, her daughter and son-in-law arrived. She thought she’d make regular pancakes for them . . . wrong, they wanted Ruldolph pancakes! Even Grandpa wanted what the kids were eating.

Now, for the recipe, there are many techniques people use to create designs for their pancakes. It’s all about control and getting the right thickness. The condiment squeeze bottles seem to work nicely for this. Also a measuring cup with a pouring spout.

  1.  Prepare the bacon of your choice either on the stove or in the microwave.
  2. Prepare your favorite pancake mix.
  3. In the pan make an elongated oval shape for the face.
  4. Make the oval ear shapes at the top.
  5. Cook to a nice golden color.
  6. Get it out of the pan, carefully and put it on a plate.
  7. You can either continue the process over and over again to have lots of these delicious pancakes or go to Step 8 to decorate Rudolph.
  8. You’re now ready to make Ruldolph come alive by adding a cherry for the nose, cut a large marshmallow in half for the eyes with a chocolate chip placed towards the bottom . . . You may be able to use banana slices for the “whites of the eyes” . . . then set the bacon antlers in place on top of the head between the ears.

It’s always fun to see the reaction of the “kids” when they’re brought to the table.

I know these are Rudolph, but you may have the other reindeer, too, with Whopper candies for the nose. And, instead of the cherry you could use a strawberry or red grape. 

Have fun with these and come up with your own variations.