Did anybody else have as good a weekend as I did?
First, we carved pumpkins (competition post to come) and I am confident that my pumpkin is the clear winner. I won’t say what it is yet, but I will tell you that it’s so cute! Cliff usually wins, but this time I cannot be beat.
Then, I went to the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions with my friends Jen and Jenna. I was disappointed that Kyla Ross was not there and that McKayla Maroney was unable to perform but I still loved the performances and was soooo excited to see the other girls. I saw the Magnificent Seven on tour back in 1996 and seeing the Fierce Five now was very exciting. I know it’s so cheesy, I don’t care! The majority of the audience were aspiring gymnasts under 9 years old, so me and my girlfriends were laughing about us being…like two decades older! The only people our age were the moms. Oh well.
Then…even better…I took Monday off from work and spent the day in the city with my Mom. Good times.
In the midst of all of this we had a successful blogging weekend. We made this Salted Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate that reminded me so much of Starbucks Hot Chocolate. Honestly, what is not to like!?! It was heavenly and it only took a couple of minutes from start to finish. Ever since Kara found dulce de leche in a squeeze bottle our life has changed. We will never go back to those dulce de leche cans!!
Salted Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate
- 4 tbsp dulce de leche
- 1 1/4 cup milk (we used skim)
- 1/4 tsp fleur se del
For Whipped Cream (optional)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp sugar
- In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the dulce de leche. Whisk in the milk and cocoa powder until combined and smooth. Whisk in the salt next. Heat until warm.
- Meanwhile, in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, whip, on medium-high speed, heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Be careful not to over beat.
- Serve hot chocolate immediately topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a garnish of dulce de leche or a dusting of cocoa powder. Or both!