Over the weekend, we had another large winter storm. I’m always so tired of winter by this time of year. Sigh.
In any case, snow storms make me want hot chocolate. And as far as hot chocolates go, this is one of my favorites. Mexican hot chocolate. It’s like regular hot chocolate, but with attitude. And spice. I was first introduced to it by my friend Elizabeth at the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. And since there’s not much reason to go to the farmer’s market in the dead of winter, I had to make my own.
So my grandma likes to bake. And make people eat. She’s a food-pusher extraordinaire. It’s a good thing she makes delicious food.
However, she has a terrible problem with her actual written recipes. Her recipe box is large and filled to overflowing with recipes written on scraps of paper and ancient recipes now unreadable.
So, for her birthday, my sister and I took on the arduous task of coming up with a new system for her.
We started by scanning her recipes onto our computers. We have hundreds of scans that look something like this:
Oh my gosh, this garlic bread. Seriously.
I’ve always been a big fan of garlic bread. I used to buy the frozen kind you can take home and bake, until one day I looked at the ingredient list and got completely creeped out by the sheer number of (mostly unidentifiable) ingredients.
This one is simple. Only 4 or 5 ingredients (depending on whether you like herbs in your garlic bread) and it tastes soooo much better than the stuff you buy in the store.
So here’s what you’ll need: garlic. bread. olive oil. butter. and rosemary if you want.