It’s cold here. 60 degrees. Yep; that’s cold for us SoCal people, especially when just a day ago it was 90! More importantly, it’s raining here! Yep, people, we have rain! That’s exciting for us because we don’t get a lot of rain. When my brother and his family visit us from New York, they walk around in shorts and T-shirts in 60 degree weather, while we bundle up in jackets and sweaters! They think we are wusses; we are!
It’s not raining much – no thunderstorm or anything like that. Just a steady drizzle with lots of wind and a dark, gloomy sky. It may not rain enough to make a difference in our dry, barren landscape, but, hey, it’s raining!
What do you like to do on a cold, drizzly, rainy day? Well, I like something hot to drink. So, I decided to make a cup of hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is one of those “sweet things” that I like and it just sounded like the perfect afternoon “pick-me-up” on this gloomy, overcast, rainy day.
So, I made a cup. The picture above is the result! What happened?
I didn’t read the instructions! Imagine that; me, not reading instructions! Have I ever mentioned that I think I’m a “visual learner”? Anyway, I put a couple of spoonfuls in a microwave cup, added water and set it in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Opened the microwave and found an explosion everywhere! I spent the next 10 minutes cleaning the microwave and getting a new cup of hot chocolate!
Afterwards, I decided to read the instructions. They said (and I quote):
“Preparation Instructions: Add 3 heaping tablespoons to 6 fluid ounces of boiling water. Mix well. Adjust quantity to suit your taste.”
Two things come to mind:
- I haven’t had hot chocolate for quite awhile.
- I need to learn to read instructions!
But, it makes a cool, Halloweeny-type picture, doesn’t it? I added the bolt of lightning – a fun, PicMonkey overlay!