I made myself a cup of hot cocoa last night and thought of my mom. She always made it this way. No instant Quik for us! Do you make it this way?
Add one tablespoon of pure cocoa to a saucepan.
Add one tablespoon of sugar to the pot too.
Add enough water to make a sort of syrup. Stir like crazy to make sure it's mixed well.
Boil the syrup for a minute or two to cook it together.
Add a cup or so of milk -- enough to fill your mug.
Stir to heat through.
Serve and enjoy!
Once in the middle of the night when we were little and there was a thunderstorm, my brother and sister and I gathered in the living room and watched the lightening and clapped our ears at the thunder, while sitting on the piano bench. My mother magically appeared with hot cups of cocoa and we enjoyed the rest of the storm together before heading back to bed.