Sunday, December 2, 2007

It was a cold and rainy day

Luke 1:26-33 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."

The kitchen was finally cleaned up from all the events of the past week - Thanksgiving, the left-overs dinner, and meet the daughters new boyfriend and his children, and my daring baker project (for which I had the wrong ending date!). Riley had a very important meeting out in east county at ten and I stayed home to relax. Our oldest was out collecting cans of food with her new bunch and the cub scouts so I invited them over for cocoa and cinnamon toast, using my potato bread. I brought up christmas mugs from the basement, as this was the perfect time for them. They're the kind of thing I tend to leave unused in the basement for years, so I was fun to bring them up. The cups are the twelve days of Christmas.

Broiled Cinnamon Toast

Slices of bread
Butter for each slice
Sugar, sprinkled liberally on each buttered slice
Cinnamon, tapped gently onto each slice, I used a tea strainer.

Place all the slices onto a baking sheet
Preheat the broiler
Broil in an oven with the door ajar until nicely done, not burnt

Hot Chocolate

Using 1 tablespoon of cocoa per cup, place the cocoa with an equal amount of sugar into a saucepan.
Add to this water to equal the amount of sugar and cocoa, stir well.
Place over a medium heat and heat until sugar is melted.
Slowly stir in milk equal to the number of cups desired.
Bring the liquid up to a nice drinkable temperature.
Add vanilla to taste, don't skimp

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