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cbertsch
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Hot Chocolate
Last night I made Skylar and myself hot chocolate using Hershey's unsweetened cocoa and the recipe on the box it came in. Because I intended to steam milk with the espresso maker -- we've all become big fans of the foam -- and mix a little more of the condensed milk remaining from Thanksgiving pie-making in with the 1% I usually use, I only used half the sugar the recipe suggested. It came out perfect. I'd forgotten how tasty something that simple can be. High-end drinking chocolate is all well and good, but the traditional Hershey's kind is hard to top.

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jakemacalister From: jakemacalister Date: December 7th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Spoken as a true-born PA guy . . .
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 7th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That's true. It's still a source of sadness for me, though, that I never got to go to Hershey Park like almost all my classmates did. Roller coasters and chocolate are a great combination.

I've been enjoying your regular updates on what you've done and what you still have to do, BTW. They're a real inspiration to me, because I need to work harder thinking in terms of that sort of time management.
jakemacalister From: jakemacalister Date: December 7th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks, CB! I needed to hear that today. I working on my big paper on Structure of Feeling, homosexuality and _A Taste of Honey.

Wish me luck,

J

PS: For the record, I only went on the Chocolate World Tour ride. It was super cool, I can't lie.

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 7th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sigh. I wish I'd done that.

I also wish I'd had a chance to read her work. I want to start studying "kitchen sink" texts in relation to "angry young man" texts.
jakemacalister From: jakemacalister Date: December 8th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
We have been doing that in class this semester. I posed the question that the characters in Taste of Honey see to have something to be angry about. Alan Sillitoe's _Saturday Night and Sunday Morning_ is the interaction of those genres for sure. I just finished watching the film and really see the influence of Tony Richardson in the changes to the script. Queerness and this time in Great Britain seems like it is going to be my disseration. I am sorry for the ramble but my thoughts are flying all over the place.

J
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 7th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

actually

you can top it with whipped cream or marshmallows. Laura
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 7th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: actually

Right! I love whipped cream. But sweetened espresso maker foam is pretty awesome too.

In other news, I think you should create a Live Journal account just for commenting here. It takes five minutes. And then I wouldn't have to feel bad for not unscreening them promptly!
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 7th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I don't feel that I am either a "journalist" or "live."

No, I know, I should do a lot of things. Like return my phone calls rather than reading gawker.com on the internet.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 8th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You've held out this long. But it does make things easier if a commenter is willing to be identified.
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