+ we have power
- our street is absolutely flooded
+ we finished up the last of the raking and misc yard work yesterday
+ the worst of the storm appears to have passed
- I am completely wound up (and I feel bad for my husband)
To keep myself busy and use up some of this nervous energy that I didn't need for rescuing my pets or outrunning a tornado, I made hot chocolate and sweetened whipped cream - for two! I LOVE stovetop hot chocolate, it is much more rich and decadent than the packets, and it always makes me feel like a kid to drink it. The recipe is super easy and makes two big, warm and satisfying mugs of hot chocolate, but you can scale it up or down as necessary.
Stovetop Hot Chocolate & Whipped Cream (for two)
For the Hot Chocolate...
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
Pinch of salt
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Whipped Cream...
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
If you are planning to whip your own cream, place a glass or metal bowl in the freezer.
Combine the cocoa powder, sugar, salt and water in a small saucepan placed over medium heat. Stir to combine, and stir often as mixture comes to a boil.