Friday, October 19, 2012

~Fun Food Friday...Swiss Mocha Mix~

Fall is in the air.  Days are more chilly and I thought I'd share a fun recipe I found in my "Healthy Meals for Less" cookbook by Jonni McCoy.  (A gift to me from Melanie Smith and her family =)
~Swiss Mocha Mix~
Makes 17 mixes
Prep time: 5 mins.
(I like to double it, so it lasts longer.)
1/2 cup instant coffee powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup powdered milk
2 T. cocoa powder (unsweetened)
(I added about a tsp. of cinnamon)
Put all of the ingredients in a blender, cover, and blend until powdery.  This should take about 15 seconds or less.
Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
To use: Add 2 T. of mix to 2/3 cup hot water and stir.

Note to self: If you want a richer drink, add a large marshmallow, or heat up half milk and half water! =)
 It's easy, fast, and my family and I really enjoy it.
 ~Yummy Swiss Mocha mix~
Last F.F.Friday post, I posted a loaf bread recipe.  One day, I decided to make a "Pepperidge Farm" Cinnamon Raisin Swirl loaf using this recipe.   (Later I realized that P F puts the raisins in their dough and just rolls up the cinnamon sugar, which would give you a more tight roll in your bread. =)
(Just roll out a portion of the dough, butter it, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and roll it up jelly roll style. Place it in your greased pan and let rise and bake like normal. (NOTE: YOU MAY NEED TO LET BAKE A TAD LONGER!!)  When baked brush top with melted butter.)~
~ My family loved it and we ate every crumb in one setting.~
 ~We are in the rainy season here in Bogota, so nearly every day it has been raining.  I LOVE it when it rains in the afternoon and I can be inside, drinking something warm and feeling cozy, while watching the wet world outside.  But, this morning it was a clearer day, so I told Phillip that our kids NEEDED to get out of the house and get some exercise.  We took them to the park for an hour or more.  I decided to borrow Kimberly's skates and skate with Sarah.  We had fun skating around and talking together!
~Some fun, fresh air, and family time.~
 ~Little Mary decided that this could be a "free ride" and rode in between Sarah and I as we skated.  =) ~
 ~Since I was busy skating, I didn't get any pics of the boys and Phillip like I normally do. Sarah or someone took this picture of little Mary on the swing.  (Sarah made her a "watch" with an orange ponytail holder, and a pink hair bow. =) ~
 ~And our Kimberly swinging.~
 It was a fun time at the park and we all enjoyed the beautiful sunny day God gave us, time together, and the exercise.  =)


mmsbryan said...

It looks like a beautiful day in Bogota for a family outing and sounds like you had a fun time. I agree with the rainy afternoons, reminds me of snow days when you kids were growing up, they were my favorites. Things seem to slow down and the kids gather around the hearth and made for a neat family time. Have a wonderful week! I love you, Moma

Anonymous said...

Love it! So cozy and wonderful! ~Carla~

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