Happy first Monday in February! I don’t know about all of you, but I am moving pretty slow this morning after a late night watching the Super Bowl. We went to my parents’ house around 5:00 pm yesterday and finally left around 11:00 pm, which for those of you who know me are well aware this is way past my typical bedtime! We thought we were going to be home at a more reasonable time, but thanks to the power outage in the third quarter, our plans quickly changed. However, I wouldn’t change a thing because it just gave me extra time to spend with my parents and brother. I may be wishing I was back in my bed right now, but getting to spend such a great evening with my family truly makes the dark circles under my eyes this morning worth it.
I was hoping to have more time to write today’s blog post, but by the time I got home I was exhausted and needed to finish cleaning a few dishes I had taken over to the party, and then transferred some wash to the dryer. After this, I headed straight upstairs to go to sleep. I am already realizing this morning that caffeine is going to be my best friend throughout the day, and I figure what better way to start than with a little cocoa coffee. I mixed two tablespoons of my homemade Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix with about a cup of strong black coffee and a splash of milk. I may be feeling tired this morning, but there is nothing like starting off a new work week with just a little chocolate to put some extra pep in my Monday morning step.
Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix
1/3 cup Stevia
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. I like to keep the mixture in a mason jar in my cupboard, right next to my coffee beans!
I hope you all have a great Monday and a fabulous start to your week!
- What did you do fun this weekend?
- Did you watch the Super Bowl and/or go to a party?
- What was your favorite commercial during the Super Bowl?
- What is your favorite way to make coffee?
- How do you get energized when you’re lacking sleep?