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Hot Chocolate Mix, Pickled Beets, & Butterfly Hugs

Quentin’s  cold seems to be making its way through everyone.

Summer colds are the worst.

I mixed up a batch of hot chocolate mix for soothing sore throats. I followed this recipe from Tammy’s Recipes.


Hot Chocolate Mix

2 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 cup dry non-dairy creamer
dash of salt

Combine all ingredients and stir well to mix. Store in an airtight container.

To serve, add 1/4 cup of mix to 8 ounces of hot water, adjusting to taste. Stir and enjoy!


Our garden is still producing quite a bit. Yesterday, we picked beets for the second time.

I wasn’t even sure if we would like pickled beets, but we had some with supper last night and they were great.

There is one more patch of beets that is doing quite well.


Spirit FM is collecting butterflies to encourage cancer patients.

We worked on these Wednesday afternoon.

I like how cheery these turned out.



It is nice and sunny here today and is only supposed to reach 80º.

I love it when its not so hot out.

Enjoy your day!



One thought on “Hot Chocolate Mix, Pickled Beets, & Butterfly Hugs

  1. Thanks for sharing the hot chocolate mix recipe. I think I will have to make us some. Seeing yours made me want hot chocolate. We really like pickled beets. I don’t know if I have told you about making pickles eggs using your pickled beet juice after you eat all the beets. You can boil a couple of eggs, drop them into the pickled beet juice and store in fridge. After about 3 days you have pickles eggs. George loves them. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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