It's a nice cold one here today. They had wind chill warnings earlier but it did finally creep above zero so they dismissed them. However, the wind is howling like crazy and it's a good day to snuggle in with something warm to drink.
I decided to make a little cocoa bar by our keurig. I knew the kiddos would love it...especially for the remainder of Christmas break and with their friends hanging out over here.
I thought we had some candy canes left from Christmas but they seem to have disappeared. Hhmmmm...
Otherwise the usual goodies are present. Keurig cocoa cups for the machine or good 'ol packets to put in hot water. A container of marshmallows, some candy cane kisses on a snow man plate(they'll work in a pinch since no candy canes) and some cookies to munch. I just dug around in my cabinets and used what I had on hand.
And of course a couple of mugs at the ready to do their job!
We're off to my bro & sis-in-law's home soon for a festive gathering with a bunch of our friends (who also have kiddos) as it's a chance to eat drink and be merry all together while the kiddos run around. We still get to have a fun night out to ring in the new year.
We order a bunch of pizzas and pot luck all the rest. Everyone brings their own fun beverage of choice and there's always lots of munchies and desserts. I know I mentioned I'm bringing Sandra's homemade twix bars but I'm also bringing apples and this CARAMEL TOFFEE APPLE DIP that is so good and I've made often in the past and it gets gobbled up!
The part where it says put pecans on the top - I actually put those little toffee candy bits on instead and boy is that yummy! I like to serve this dip in a really pretty dish with red and green apples as it makes it look extra festive. I learned a great tip long ago - that if you toss the cut up apple slices in some pineapple juice it doesn't affect the taste but they'll keep from browning all night long! Go give it a try, you'll be amazed at how well it works!!
So how will you be ringing in the New Year? I hope wherever you are and whatever you're doing it's safe and lots of fun.