Well, it’s over. Today was the last day of school. I picked the girls up at the ‘kiss and go’ at 11:30. Jessica came running to me like always. I thought I was going to get a big hug, but instead she buried her head in my stomach and started crying. When we got in the car she was completely brokenhearted. Through weepy sobs, she cried out, with her hands over her face,“I never thought the day would come when I would have to leave kindergarten!”. Talk about heartbreaking!
I am getting together with friends tonight. I found this recipe that reminds me of the movie Chocolat. I am going to try making it. It sounds like a delicious treat.
Warm Chocolate Velvet
1 can evaporated milk (12 oz or 350ml)
3 heaping tbs cocoa
1/4 cup golden syrup (you could use light corn syrup)
3 oz or 100 gms Ghiradelli semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup or 60 ml heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon
(optional) 2 tablespoons ginger syrup
Place everything except the heavy cream together in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally, over medium low heat until the chocolate melts and the liquid is heated through. (Don’t let it boil.) Add the heavy cream and heat another minute or so. Pour into individual small cups. Makes approximately 4 five ounce servings.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
Charles M. Schulz