A Winter Guilty Pleasure..

As I'm sure most of you have resolved, getting back in shape is nicely placed on my list of "To-Do's".  The problem being I love sweets.  No, I take that back. I might be having an illicit affair with anything containing sugar and or chocolate.

One of the ways I cope is by treating myself to an occassional cup of hot chocolate and lately my preference has been with Abuelita.

This mexican chocolate is typically available in the more ethnic based groceries, but I have seen it in some of the chain stores.  Don't be fooled thinking this is going to be a creamy, marshmallowy sipper.  Its got some bite to it (but its certainly not an "ancho chili" chocolate).

Don't be daunted by the "simmer four cups of milk and one chocolate disc" - I typically put a quarter of a disc and a mug of milk in the microwave, and ta-da! A hot cup of happiness.