I haven't had any cravings, really. I mean, no more than normal. I remember, my first year of grad school, I passed the time in some less-than-exciting classes by writing down the food I wanted to eat RightAtThatMoment. It usually looked like this: Nachos... Soft Pretzel... BBQ Sandwich.... Milky Way... Doritos... I didn't eat all of that. At least, not all at once, but I loved making the lists. I always want some sort of delicious food, and it always seems urgent. So pregnancy hasn't really brought out anything new in me.
However I do indulge my cravings a bit more, as is evidenced in this little recipe here. I may or may not have made it every morning for the past week. And I may or may not be drinking it for the second time today. I'm also trying my darndest to get my fruits and vegetables, so it's gotta balance out somewhere. Right?
So here's a how-to for making this drink-to-end-all-drinks. Trust me. Make it in the morning. Share it with your kids. Refuse to share it with your kids (much more likely). Make it a Saturday morning tradition. A Tuesday morning tradition. A Monday evening tradition. Basically, do whatever you want, as long as you make this delicious drink and enjoy it thoroughly.
|Step 1. Chop up 4 dove chocolates. Put 'em in a mug.|
|Step 2. Read your little message from Dove.|
Really, my smile probably is my best feature right now.
|Step 3. Add some combination of milk and cream.|
I like to go halvsies.
And don't worry about the calories, it's "light" cream.
|Step 4. Admire your super cute mug that was made before you were born.|
Wonder how else someone can be a son-in-law, except through marriage.
Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Repeat one time. Stir until chocolate is melted.
|While the microwave works its magic, realize that you can't see your feet without craning your neck.|
Wonder when that happened.
And that, my lovelies, is how I start my mornings, minus the over-flowing part. It is delicious and rich and warm and filling. Everything you'd want it to be, especially on a cold morning. Like this morning when I left the windows open overnight and it was 61* in the kitchen. Brrrr!!
Word on the street is, you can do this with any sort of chocolate bar. I'd stay away from things with nuts in them, like Snickers, because drinking peanuts in warm milk seems weird. But hey, whatever gets you out of bed in the morning. Let me know if you try it with something exotic!
So glad it's Fall,