Saturday, December 11, 2010

Polar Express

All of my sons were train boys. Thomas was a favorite, but any engine would do. When stopped at a railroad crossing we were usually the only car that rolled the windows down to get a better listen to the rail's clickitty-clack. My youngest son has grown up with a love of all things Polar Express because it had the added bonus of staring his favorite person: Santa! This year I was thrilled when CurrClick offered the lap book for free. I quickly snapped it up and printed it out to go through with G over the Christmas season. His favorite thing so far was from his favorite scene in the movie.

Yeah, we got it!

Here is the recipe to make your very own REAL Polar Express Hot Chocolate mix.

6 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 (5 ounce) package non-instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup powdered chocolate drink mix
1/2 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

In a large bowl, combine powdered milk, chocolate pudding mix, chocolate drink mix powder, creamer, confectioners' sugar, and cocoa. Divide the mixture between two 1 quart jars. Seal, and decorate as desired. These can be stored in a dry area for up to 3 months.

Attach a tag with the following instructions:
Hot Cocoa: Dissolve 1/3 cup cocoa mix in one cup boiling water.

Warning - this makes a LOT of hot chocolate mix, but at 1/3 cup per serving it goes fast! We actually made one batch and saved the rest of the ingredients for another batch later - likely next week at this rate!

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