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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Snow in Georgia for the New Year!




It's hard to believe, but we had our first snow of the year and it was only January 3rd!!!

It was a chance, but that chance turned into some beautiful winter weather. 

We made ourselves cozy inside with some good food, books, and time together. I puttered around in the kitchen most of the day... but did stop to fold the mountain of laundry with Carlie as we watched some shows together. It's a fun way to pass the time of laundry!
As Eli headed to work, he called me letting me know that there was a problem! We had a tree down over the road. So he and Abe went and removed the tree so he could go to work and Abe could go hunt!

I knew everyone was cold and after Shannon and Abe being out in the weather Carlie suggested we make a pot of hot chocolate. 
I gathered the ingredients and pulled out the crockpot. 

This is what I used

Crockpot Hot Chocolate
6 cups milk
2 cups cream
(or, like I used 8 cups of whole milk)

1-2 cups of sugar or sweetener of choice and depending on how sweet you like it
OR
1 can of sweetened condensed milk or you could use 1 cup sugar and 1 can sweetened cond. milk

2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups chocolate chips
(we did a mix of milk and semi sweet)

Whisk all ingredients and cook on low stirring occasionally til it is all warmed through and the chocolate is melted.
Usually takes about 2 hours... 
DO NOT turn on hot and walk away too long... it can scorch the milk.

Enjoy!