After the warm temperatures we've been having today started to feel like autumn again. The sky was gray and we were sprinkled on several times today.
Baby Bee had Jazz Bee (her BeeFF) over today and for a sleep over. It was windy last night and the leaves really came down so of course the girls had to play in the leaves.
They also made necklaces and bracelets in the studio.
Jazz Bee (Baby Bee's BeeFF) made a bee necklace.
Baby Bee made a planet bracelet.
After dinner tonight we decided to watch and oldie but goodie - Monster, Inc. I think that's my favorite Pixar movie and that's saying a lot 'cause I LURVE them all!
I think we all wanted a sweet little treat and what's one of the best things to look forward to when the weather gets chillier? Why hot chocolate of course.
Wanna' know how I make hot chocolate?
4 simple ingredients
1. powdered chocolate (I buy Ghiradelli in a big can from Smart and Final)
2. milk (we always have 1% so that's generally what I use)
3. shaved chocolate (I love the bittersweet bar that you can buy at Trader Joe's)
4. whipped cream (fresh is best, but I'm happy to use a can so I don't make too big a mess)
Shaved chocolate makes the best garnish and it's so easy to do. I just read on Pioneer Woman's blog that she loves chopping chocolate - well I love shaving chocolate!
I use my vegetable peeler to make shaved chocolate.
Yum! Yum! Yum! Here's a nice freshly shaved bowl of bittersweet chocolate.
After shaving a good amount I store it in a little spice bottle for future mochas and hot chocolates.
I microwave, steam, or heat the milk on the stove. Put in about 1/8 of a cup of the powdered chocolate in each cup. Add the hot milk and stir to blend the chocolate that has now melted into the hot milk. Squirt the whipped cream and then garnish with the chocolate shavings.
Here's the finished hot chocolate.....
Doesn't that look scrumptious?
We enjoyed our warm for our tummies drinks while we watched Sully save Boo from the evil machinations of Mr. Waternoose.
What are some things that signal the change from summer to fall for you?
Oh I hope you can come enjoy one of these with us soon! I'd be happy to make you one any time you can come by for a visit.