Autumn has "fallen" in South Carolina! The days are beautiful and the nights are crisp and clear! It's wonderful to wake up in the mornings and see the sun just beginning to shed it's light on the top of the trees; it's a quite time of the morning, made even more perfect with your Bible, animals that are allowed inside, and a nice piping hot cup of fresh coffee or hot cocoa! I consider that BLISS!! I love the early mornings and regret that I can't get myself out of bed early enough to enjoy it!
Watching the sun set earlier and earlier at this time of year makes our little "hollow" cool down very quickly. The boys come in from hunting around 7:00 or 7:30 and by that time it's quite dark and they are freezing from sitting out in their stands for an hour and a half! Whether or not they've eaten they always heat a large pot of hot water for their hot chocolate!!!
We've had quite a few people ask for the recipe to our Hot Chocolate mix, so I though I would post it!!
Endless Hot Cocoa
8 qt. Box of Powdered Milk
11 oz. Coffee Creamer Powder
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Salt (opt.)
2- 1 lb boxes Instant Chocolate Drink Mix
Mix all together
Add 3-5 heaping Tablespoons mix to cup of hot water. Add marsh mellows if you like! :o)
Store in large container. This recipe makes over 8 quarts of powdered hot cocoa mix!