Although March is coming to an end, and having come in like a LION, should be leaving like a lamb…
And because there’s SNOW in the forecast anyhow….
And because April weather is Foolin’ us even before it’s April ….
I’m going to share a little secret I just learned from Sally at work this week.
How to make really great mocha with already brewed coffee and the powdered hot chocolate mix that’s everywhere.
Yes, How to match up Mr. Coffee with Swiss Miss.
I know – it SEEMS so easy…..put the hot cocoa powder (I’m talking Swiss Miss here, not actual cocoa powder and pour the hot coffee over for homemade mocha that is usually just
Which is spelled like tasty but not at all the same.
The mix doesn’t mix, there’s grainy sludge at the bottom, and the whole cup is less than delightful.
That’s because there’s a secret…
And the secret is:
Put the powder in the cup and mix a little cold milk/cream/half and half …..Make a nice paste
And THEN put the hot coffee in over that.
It’ll mix up nice and rich. If it’s too rich, add a little hot water.
Now THAT’S a treat.
A Heavenly Match!
Creamy, delicious chocolatey caffeinated goodness. Just the thing a cold day cries out for.
Thank you, Sally!
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Muller’s Macaroni and Ham au Gratin
The Mrs. Wall in question is Nana Wall.
This is from a clipping of a vintage paper, with no date, but definitely Wayback….
Mrs. Wall’s Favorite Mueller’s Elbow Macaroni & Ham Au Gratin
½ of a 1 pound box of elbows
3 TBL butter
4 TBL chopped onion
2 TBS flour
¼ tsp salt
2 ½ Cups milk
1 C cooked ham, cut into strips
1 C grated American cheese
- Cook elbows.
- Sauté onion in butter, blend in flour, salt and milk. Stir until thick.
- Layer sauce with elbows, ham, and cheese in greased casserole dish.
- Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until brown.
From undated Mueller’s advertisement with Nana’s picture, also:
“Save $1.47 over average meal of meat, two vegetables for a family of four”
Since once again St Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday in Lent….the Cardinal has said it’s alright for Bostonians to eat Corned Beef and green veg/beer of their choice. I will NOT be having Mac and Cheese….read more:
Macaroni is not the least bit Irish. Calling it Mac only makes it sound like it is.
But if you are Irish and Catholic, St. Patrick’s Day comes smack dab in the middle of Lent and if it’s on a Friday night , no less, even if you are in the Archdioceses of Boston and even if St Patrick is the Patron saint of the Archdiocese and even if there is dispensation for corned beef and cabbage……you might very well be having macaroni and cheese for supper.
St Patrick, chasing snakes and green macaroni and cheese out of Ireland
I don’t remember the details. We had plenty of St Patrick’s Days with Corned Beef and Cabbage but this one was most notably not one of those. Was my Irish father working late? He loved his corned beef and cabbage, especially if corned beef would lead to corned beef hash….
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detail of Van Gogh Landscape with Rabbits, 1889 Van Gogh Musuem
Henri Charles Guérard, 1893 Van Gogh Musuem