Tuesday, January 6, 2015
I honestly don't know what we did before Nutella.
I don't know who's worse: the Mr. or the girl cherub.
Truth be told: it's the Mr.
He will categorically deny it,
but I know the truth!
Many years ago, when my parents were celebrating their 20th anniversary, I believe,
my dad sent my mom on a European trip.
Yes, . . .sent.
He stayed home.
He never had any desire to leave the states.
He liked to travel,
but going over-seas, was of no interest to him.
Now, hook up an R.V. behind his truck and he was a happy camper.
No pun intended!
Off to Europe my mom goes with a traveling group and she brought back all sorts of treats.
One being this "chocolate in a jar."
Yep! It was Nutella.
But that was before you could readily find it in any store in America.
Fast-forward to a husband who loves chocolate and he fosters the same indulgence to his daughter.
We have a jar of this stuff in the pantry all the time!
On our recent get-away, the Mr. saw some recipe using this in a hot chocolate.
Since we were traveling,
we had limited supplies . . .
but thankfully we had the Nutella!
Being married to one who likes to cook,
he tried his hand at "adapting" a recipe!
His adaptation involved cutting the recipe down to two simple ingredients:
milk and Nutella.
I honestly liked it!
It actually reminded me of hot chocolate that we had at Angelina's.
It's rich and creamy . . .
2 cups milk
2-3 spoonfuls of Nutella
Pour milk into a pan, place on low heat.
Add the Nutella. Stir until the milk is hot and the Nutella is melted.
Taste. If it needs more chocolate taste, add a bit more Nutella.