Friday, May 29, 2009

Canoelover's Cocoa Recipe

  1. 2 c. milk.  Our family prefers Sassy Cow Creamery Skim.
  2. 3/4 c. cocoa powder.  Trust me on this.
  3. 1 Tbsp. sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp. Penzey's Chili Powder 3000.
Heat milk, whisk in the cocoa.  It will look more like thin pudding than hot cocoa.  This is good.  Add sugar and chili powder. Serve in a Rutabaga Mug.

Serves 4.  Or one copywriter with a project due and an empty head.

My delicate constitution is hypersensitive to caffeine because I don't indulge often and I don't drink coffee, black tea, or Red Bull.  After a full batch of this I was shaking like an old laundromat washing machine with one short foot and a full load of sheets that are unbalanced and heading into the spin cycle.  Had lunch with my buddy David and he later found out I had slammed a four shots of chocolate tar and he exclaimed, "That explains a lot."  I guess I was wiggly.

Enjoy in moderation,


P.S.  Astute observers will notice the hideous wallpaper in the first photo.  Circa 1962.  We're the second owners of a 60 year-old house, and the kitchen is the last to be done.  I'm estimating $20-30K.

Non-astute observers will now notice the hideous wallpaper because I pointed it out.  Awesome.


mk said...

Retro is in. Leave it. Your property value just jumped.

As Rep of the Year, do I get a mug?

madcitydon said...

"Six German states have told retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola energy drinks after a test found a trace amount of cocaine."

Maybe it's time to do some lab tests on Penzey's Chili Powder 3000.....

Erin Lang Norris said...

You know it was the first thing I noticed, right...the wallpaper, I mean...don't worry, it would have been the first thing I noticed no matter WHAT it looked like. :)

So I wasn't much of a coffee drinker until I started working at Rutabaga. And now I can't stay away from the stuff. It's terrible! I half blame you for this problem because you gave me a super insulated thermos thingy awhile ago, and if I didn't have it, I wouldn't have anything to keep my coffee hot all day and then I wouldn't have started bringing it to work in the first place.

Steverino said...

Even if I *had* noticed the wallpaper before you mentioned it, I would merely have said, "Ah, that's the wallpaper in the "Kitchen of Fond Memories."

Long live cocoa sludge!

Yours non-astutely,