Oh the weather outside is frightful,
but the fire is so delightful,
and since we've no place to go,
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
Yes, half term is well and truly upon us, and so as we have nowhere to officially "be" for the next week, we are happy to have the luxury to stay at home and have fun, whilst the world revolves around us.
The food and drink we consume at home is largely guided by the seasons and so since the snow has been falling and temperatures have been plummeting over the last week, we are having lots of hearty food and hot drinks to keep warm. There is one hot drink in particular that my kids love more than any other, and which is guaranteed to warm them up and bring a smile to their faces. This is of course Hot Chocolate! or as they like to call it when they drink it in the snow, Hot Schnocolate!
Last night when we arrived home from school, eldest asked if we could make some Hot Schnocolate as she had been out in the snow at school and needed warming up. We prefer to make our Hot Chocolate from scratch rather than making it from the packet. It tastes better, and you can also decide how much chocolate or sugar you would like to add, so you can make it slightly healthier for the kids by adding less chocolate and sugar.
Here is eldest enjoying hers in the snow and the recipe for our Hot Schnocolate is below!