Honestly I'm not one of those who can get it all done. I'm sure if that were my focus and didn't take any time for family I could manage to keep a perfect home but often I get off kilter. I have never in all of my almost 19 years of marriage been able to balance everything and honestly I can't see it happening any time soon.
Anyhow, I'm trying to get it all done today and as I was walking in the kitchen today I noticed the prettiest setting. It was totally on accident but it was so pretty. It gets hot in the house quick on a warm day if you don't let some of thee cool morning air in. So I was, and it made me happy.. :0)
Anyhow, between the laundry and the fridge that keeps calling my name I managed to change out the flowers in the vase on the red buffet. I found the pale pink roses in the yard and filled the vase with some of the red thorn bush that also grows in our yard. I love having any sort of fresh flowers in the house and really it's possible if you look around nature enough to find then for free! Actually I just heard the washer go off so I better hurry this post up.
In Croatia we can get Nesquik chocolate milk mix but it's about $10 for a bag that lasts about a week in our house. So yesterday stumbled upon a recipe for chocolate syrup and since it was so easy I printed it. Last night Hannah made it and this morning we enjoyed yummy chocolate milk for breakfast and it cost little to nothing.
I can't remember where I found this particular recipe but there are lots of them floating out there in Blogville.
Here's the one Hannah used for her syrup.
1 C cocoa powder
2 C water
4 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1. In a large pot mix 1 cup of coaoa wth 2 cups of water and cook over and medium heat stirring occasionally.
2. Add 4 cups of sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
3. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium low and let it boil for 3 minutes.
4. Remove the syrup from the heat and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
5. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
6. Stir the syrup. *the syrup will thicken as it cools*
7. Let it cool for 20 minutes and then transfer it to a quart canning jar. Give it a a day or overnight to thicken and you can enjoy it in the morning.
You can either print out the actually recipe or here is a nice 4x6 recipe card you can print out and place in that old recipe box of yours.
Anyhow, the washer is nagging so I better get!!! Have a great weekend!