You know how moms have to buy their own gifts, wrap them, put them under the tree and act all surprised when they open them on Christmas morning? I do that. It’s okay, this way I get exactly what I want.
This year I treated myself to the Williams-Sonoma Hot Cocoa carafe. It’s on sale right now for $14.99 (from $34.99, so it’s a sweet deal). You could pick up a few for next year or they would make a great Valentine’s Day gift.
It is the cutest thing I have ever seen. It holds three cups of hot cocoa. Made of ceramic, you can heat the milk in the carafe in the microwave, but I think the preferred method would probably be to make your cocoa the usual way on the stove, then pour it in the carafe to keep it warm. It also comes with a built-in, battery operated whisk so you can give your cocoa a few whirls before serving it to make sure to mix up the settled cocoa.
Oh, I saw Anchorman Two this evening. Terrible movie, but awesome soundtrack. Cheers!