21 December 2011
Operation Smile, Chocolate Style
But yet, I've had this nudge. Reach out. More. Keep it simple. Show you care. Bring a smile.
I can do this.
So this year we mixed up a ridiculously easy hot chocolate recipe that slaps together faster than a bejeweled Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye musical number. (Have you seen "Sisters"?? Watch the ladies first and then watch those boys. One of my favorite old-timey movie scenes ever).
Once made, we spooned into containers, wrapped in string and tied on a little note. The girls and I delivered small tubs of hot chocolate mix to our frosty and hermited cul-de-sac. And you know what we got? A lot of smiles.
We pray for opportunities to show His love, right? Here's a nice, simple, chocolately one that's a sure-fire winner.
• Pass-It-On Hot Chocolate Mix •
8 c. powdered sugar (1 c. more if you like it on the sweeter side)
4 c. cocoa
10 c. powdered milk (or one 8qt. box)
4 t. salt
8 t. cornstarch
a couple good shakes of cayenne pepper
Mix all together, spoon into air-tight containers or baggies. 2-3 T per mug of hot water or milk.
**Takes me two batches to make up enough to pass out to neighbors and friends.