Nothing ever tasted better than mom's cocoa after cutting down our Christmas tree! Every year we all hopped in the car and went out to the Christmas tree farm to cut down a tree. It was so much fun trudging through the snow looking for that perfect tree! (Well, we had a perfect tree all except one year when my sister picked it out...but that's another story! It may not have been the perfect tree, but the memories made that day were! haha)
When we got home, Dad would put the tree up and get the lights on so us kids could decorate it. Mom would head to the kitchen and make us some cocoa and popcorn.
I love those memories!
While Brent and I did not cut our own tree this year, we did have a real tree. Today we took it down,though. I'm always sad to see it go....
BUT I did make mom's cocoa!
AND it was as good as always!
2 c. milk
2 Tbsp. cocoa
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 c. hot water
Mix the cocoa, sugar and salt in a sauce pan. Add the hot water and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Stir constantly. Add the milk .....heat but do not boil. Serve.