Whether you’re out battling for bargains or recouping from yesterday’s feed fest on the couch, Mama’s Empty Nest has some good food for thought.
Being thankful begins by recognizing what you already have–not what you feel you have to buy! I’m particularly grateful for family, friends, my health, home, the ability to think and write and enjoy God’s gift. And God Himself.
Too often we look to what’s provided instead of at the giver. Although, I have to admit my husbands gift of pressing for a Butter Ball Electric Fryer turned out pretty well. If anyone ever tells you that you MUST try deep-fried turkey, believe them. You. MUST. Try. It!
Tender is the word. Delish. And moist.
My big find today was the presence of mind to indulge in a Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak. The orange and bergamot infused crystals take you places where you want to stay. Just add more hot water when temps begin to cool. An almond oil facial massage a la Abigail James added to the experience.
And if you’re wondering what could drag me away from such bliss? Try a French style hot cocoa. I’m not the kind to get crafty in the kitchen. Not typically. But younger daughter Gwendolyn isn’t averse and thank the good God.
Awaiting my exit was a delightfully ell prepared libation with whipped cream so thick you could sculpt it like the statue of David. I didn’t. And since I only have a dirty mug left in evidence of this wonder, I’ll spare you the photographic detail. But here’s the recipe for anyone who may be inclined to give it a try. You won’t be sorry you did.
1-cup Heavy Cream
5-TBSP Powdered Sugar
8-oz. Chocolate Chips (Dark Chocolate Semi-Sweet)
Heat the milk and cream over low heat. *Do not let it scald/boil. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Whisk until blended. When mixture begins to steam add chocolate chips. Whisk until completely melted until fully melted and liquid thickens. Serve immediately with whipped cream.