My kids love hot chocolate but with coronavirus on the rise again and with two small children, we are staying home. Did you know you can make delicious hot chocolate from things you already have in your cabinet?
All you need is Hershey’s cocoa, salt, sugar, hot water, milk and vanilla extract.
To make the cocoa, simply bring four cups of your choice of milk to a boil. I am dairy free, so I opt for almond milk. Stir in 1/4 cup of Hershey’s cocoa and add a small amount of salt. Then, add 1/2 cup of sugar and stir. Next, add 1/3 cup of hot water and 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Bring it all to a boil.
My girls love to add whipped cream and sprinkles to their hot chocolate to fancy it up.
Now that the weather is colder, make yourself some hot chocolate.
Have you all been to your local Dollar General lately? If you haven’t, you might want to pop in. If you’re a fan of the Pioneer Woman line at Walmart, you will love their spring stock. They have some of the cutest kitchen items I’ve seen in a long time…and it’s not expensive at all!
And those are just the things I bought. I wanted waaaaay more! I thought I’d share the cuteness that I loved, but left behind (and might still go back and get).
My kids are not allowed to use glass drinking glasses for obvious reasons. They sometimes get offended that they can’t have a pretty glass like the adults. With these, they could feel like they have a fancy glass…and at $1.50 a pop, if they drop it and break it, it’s no big deal.
Any hobnail fans in the house? I love that these glasses are hobnail and I love the color.
If you like glass bottles, grab a few of these to stash on top of your cabinets. Or you could even fill one with mini Christmas lights.
These small canister jars would be great to buy and fill with candy for a small gift, or even to store small goods in your own kitchen.
This flowered butter dish is a cutie. I have a cow creamer that I’d like to put this beside.
You all know how much I love lettered signs! Here’s a pretty one for $10!
This tag frame could look cute in any room.
This bucket reminds me of enamelware.
Which item was your favorite? My favorite would definitely have to be the drinking glasses. Comment down below and tell me which item you liked best!
We have a really big pantry/coat closet at our house that I absolutely love. It has a ton of storage space, has nice shelves and is just a really useful space. At the moment, though, it’s a really messy space.
Thankfully, it’s a mess that isn’t too hard to clean up. I started by going through each shelf and throwing away anything expired, or more than half empty. I also consolidated boxes and containers if I had any items that were open.
I also went through all of my canned goods and straightened them.
And finally, I used baskets and bins to corral chip bags and snack boxes, clip on shelves to maximize space, and wood crates for under-shelf storage. Eventually, I plan to add casters to the bottom of my crates so I can roll them out easily when I need them.
I also straightened up the items on the shelf to make them easier to find and store.
All in all, my pantry is so much neater and better organized. What cabinet or pantry organizing project have you completed recently?