"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday sip...

Last year, I did Make do and mend Mondays. This year, I wanted to come up with something different and am going to start recording my Sunday sips. Today is my 48th birthday and could not be better. We are celebrating at Cranberry Cottage by taking a walk in the woods and dinner tonight at our favorite restaurant. It even snowed so I could not ask for more. *grins*


My Sunday sip this week is Dutch hot cocoa with real whipped cream. Pure delight after a brisk walk in the woods. There is nothing like making hot cocoa and it is so simple. Just pour a cup of milk into a pan with a heaping teaspoon of cocoa per person. I use three small sugar cubes for two people. Warm while whisking until the milk is steaming but not boiled. We had leftover whipping cream from a dish I made this week so I whisked it with a little powdered sugar to top our chocolate.





"Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, 
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields, 
Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air 
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven, 
And veils the farmhouse at the garden's end. 
The sled and traveller stopped, the courier's feet 
Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit 
Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed 
In a tumultuous privacy of storm."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Enjoy your Sunday wherever you are!

23 comments:

Mad about Craft said...

Happy Birthday!

garden2day said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you will many more along the way!

Annie said...

Happy birthday Heidi ! I'd be happy to drink this cocoa cup. In France, like in Hollabd, snow and cold and grey, but I like it !

Roberta said...

Hi Heidi, know you are enjoying the snow and the winter weather. Have a wonderful Birthday.

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday my dear friend. It sounds like you had a happy day. That hot cocoa looks delicious. It should be chilly and rainy these next few days so hot cocoa will definitely be on the menu. Hugs from CA.

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday Heidi! Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Heidi, alsnog gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag, ook namens Ruud. Volgens mij heb je een heerlijke dag gehad samen met Jos, houd dat vol iedere dag van je volgende levensjaar.
Liefs en huygies, Ruud en Bep.

Rowan said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you've had a wonderful day. The hot cocoa with whipped ream sounds really good:)

Linda said...

Happy Birthday. It's my birthday today also. I'm not telling my age though. This morning I looked back on my life decade by decade and wondered if there would be another. We had a lovely family party yesterday so I'm just pampering myself today. The snow is lovely. I'm dairy free but I can use soy milk or coconut milk so I might try your drink. It looks yummy. I love your Make Do Mondays and so I'm sure I'll enjoy your Sunday Sips also. Have a wonderful day.

MoonBeam said...

Happy Birthday!

Your cocoa looks delicious and your walk looks invigorating. Have a wonderful day.

Bobbi

DebbieSFL said...

Happy Birthday!!

Patricia said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday Heidi.

Teri said...

Happy Birthday! May you have a wonderful year ahead!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Heidi! It looks like you had a beautiful walk.

DonnaTN said...

Hope you had a happy birthday! It sounds like you had a lovely day planned.

Alix said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it was a lovely day from beginning to end.
x

quilt32 said...

Happy birthday - I have some whipping cream in the refrigerator - I'm going to try some on hot chocolate.

I need to enjoy snow more and "the privacy of the storm".
Lillian @ lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Sonja said...

Happy Birthday!
It looks like you had a great birthday and the snow was ordered specially for this day! LOL.

Linda said...

My biopsy came back benine. No I haven't been tested, but we are just trying everything we can to settle my intestinal issues. My doctor has also changed some of my medications. Next step if this doesn't work is the GI doctor, and then the allergist. I've seen some improvement with the gluten-free diet but I'm still not normal. I think if I could go off of my meds. it would help, but that's not possible at this time. I'm getting the Jeeves dvd's from my library, I saw them a long time ago. They are kind of silly. Some of the British humor is a little too silly for me like Falty Towers and Are You Being Served. You have been making some wonderful things. I wish I knew how to make the lace.

Karen said...

Oh I wish you a wonderful happy and belated birthday - I hope it was wonderful and dang that cocoa looks yummmy :)

Hugs - Karen

Nancy said...

Glad your birthday was good and even snow, my goodness. You told me your package arrive and the sweater fit so I was glad of that. Hope the knitted socks are okay too.
Love you, Mom

Vicki said...

Wow, I'm having a lot of trouble trying to leave a message today. Your blog thinks I'm a robot! This is Vicki in the USA wishing you a belated Happy Birthday and I'm glad you had a nice day for it. I made a little note of your hot cocoa recipe. Yum.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday werry, werry late.
Elmer Fud said so! I was sick on your birthday and even stayed home from work. You are HOW OLD??? I am only four, so I guess you are too old to remember me. Ha! Ha! Love Bull
XXXXX,OOOOOO!!!!!