June 11, 2010

Saving Grace on a Cold Friday Night at the Ball Field

Elegant Spiked Hot Chocolate

So I admit it.  I am a whiner.  I am not really your hard-core, sit-in-the-bleachers-during-a-rain-storm kind of gal.  My kids LOVE sports and are really good at them.  Spencer hit two grand slams in just 2 weeks and honestly, I couldn't be more proud.   But we've been absolutely soaked with rain this week in Portland and Vancouver, and although his tournament game was cancelled last night due to the field being covered in water, tonight is a make-up game and starts at 8:00 PM, which means I'll be shivering and cheering until at least 10:00 PM.  I posted my confession of complete wimpy-ness on FaceBook, and I'm sure, earned a few raised eyebrows from the "good" moms who don't mind so much sitting for hours watching their youngsters.   I'm more the type of mom who likes to bake him a cake for when the game is over. 

I've found a compromise though.  Rather than the dry powdered somewhat metallic tasting hot chocolate served at the game in the lovely Snack Schack near the field, I'm running home to whip up a batch of this to pull me through a cold Friday night.  Now if I only had a heated seat pad...

Friday Night Hot Chocolate for Sexy/wimpy Moms

6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
2 cups milk
Sugar, optional
a small glug of Grappa Italiana

1. Place the milk, chocolate and sugar to taste in a small saucepan. Simmer until warm and the chocolate completely melted.
2. Divide between two travel mugs and top with a shot of grappa.

1 comment:

  1. Wish I was sharing the sidelines with you Heidi....you are my kinda gal!