Monday, January 20, 2014
Warming Up a Winter Day
Winter in Northern California, at least near the coast, is not really cold. Sure, we do have chilly nights, some mornings are quite frosty, and evenings again are chilly. But this January is a really weird one, with daytime temperatures in the high 60's or low 70's. Today we went to the coast and we could walk around with just a sweater on. Usually, you wear layers at the coast.
So at least at the moment we don't have any reason to "warm up" a winter day.
But still... there is something about winter that makes me long for hot chocolate. It only happens in winter - the wish to heat up some milk, pour cocoa powder in and set a little hill of whipped cream on top of it. Some - like the Geek and Kaefer - also love marshmallows with it (the Geek doesn't like the cream). When everyone is at home in the late afternoon or early evening I ask this question "who wants some hot chocolate?", and they can't be too quick to yell a loud "I do".
Each one of us has her or his own special mug. Mine is this one, orange with little owls - of course! I found it in this Etsy store - go take a look, this mug is still available (plus some other wonderful ceramics). This mug always puts a smile on my face and the hot chocolate tastes really good from it!
So, what do you do to warm up a winter day?