Apple Crepes

Today I combined two recipes into this amazing breakfast!  Top it with some whipped cream and serve it with a few slices of bacon.

I used this recipe as the filling for the crepes.  While the apples were cooking, I made the crepes, following Leighann’s recipe over at Living with Four Hobbits and a Giant.  They were pretty good, if I do say so myself!

Hot Cocoa

Brrr! It is cold outside!! Even here in the south the temperatures are frigid! While we’ve not had any snow or ice, we have had below-freezing temperatures for several days at a time…and today the wind just won’t quit!

On cold days like this, a cup of hot cocoa helps warm the bones…especially while sitting in front of a glowing fire. This recipe came from my favorite Fanny Farmer cookbook and is very easy to make. Enjoy it topped with mini-marshmallows or a scoop of whipped cream.

1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa

2 tbsp. sugar

pinch salt

1/2 c. water

4 cups milk (half and half if you like it creamier)

a few drops vanilla (optional)

Whipped cream or mini-marshmallows

Mix the cocoa, sugar, and salt with the water in a medium saucepan and boil gently for 2 minutes. Add the milk and heat slowly just to the boiling point. Beat well with a whisk, and add a few drops of vanilla if desired. Pour into cups and top with your choice of whipped cream or marshmallows.  Makes 3 large mugs or 6 small mugs.