On October 14, 1926, A. A. Milne first published Winnie the Pooh. And we have all been enriched by Pooh's simple delight in the world:
"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
See? Lovely sentiment.
Wednesday afternoon, Mark came home from school with a sore throat. By 7PM, he was headed to bed, having eaten scrambled eggs and toast for dinner, and he slept for 18 hours. So, for the past 2 days, I've been making him hot chocolate to soothe his throat and put a few calories into him for energy. And my Winnie the Pooh mug is exactly the right vessel for a large helping of...
1/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp powdered milk
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp whipping cream, or to taste
Mix the sugar, cocoa powder, salt and milk in a mug; stir in the boiling water to about 1" below the rim of the mug. Whisk together quickly to break up any lumps, add more water to raise the level of the hot chocolate, stir in the vanilla extract and cream, then whisk quickly to bring up foam on top of the drink. Enjoy.