Hot Chocolate Lessons 

Last night and this morning, Raizel decided that she wanted to make hot chocolate. 

For many people this sounds like a relatively straightforward activity. 

For Raizel, however, it became an opportunity to rise above some of her challenges. 

The first time Raizel made the hot chocolate all by herself. I think she confused teaspoons for tablespoons so she did not use enough sugar or cocoa. The final product “tasted terrible!” 

The second time, she misread the instructions and microwaved the cocoa and sugar in a paper cup without any milk. The cup burnt.

The third time was a charm. It tasted great and Raizel was very happy!

She would only let me take a picture while she was holding it!


Here is the recipe from the Hershey’s Cocoa box:


2 tablespoons cocoa 

2 tablespoons sugar

A dash of salt

1 cup of milk

Optional: 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract when cooked 


Mix all ingredients together and microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Blend together and drink while warm.

Something so simple was a wonderful opportunity for growth! We had a bonding experience. 

I guess sometimes it’s  the little things in life that matter.


Raizel made the chain stitches for the heart.


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18 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate Lessons 

  1. Lynz Real Cooking November 25, 2015 at 2:06 AM Reply

    I love this heart warming post! Great job Raizel!! Love the heart as well!

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  2. CHCooks November 25, 2015 at 9:11 AM Reply

    Love the chain stitched heart! 🙂 And that pic is nice – she deserves to be a part of the photo for all the attempts she made 🙂

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  3. Cher|cherthatdish November 26, 2015 at 5:08 AM Reply

    Awww the chain stitched heart just warms me up! Bravo girl! And even more merits to her for not giving up!

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  4. thelonelyauthorblog November 27, 2015 at 12:59 PM Reply

    Such a simple thing and I always get it wrong.

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged November 27, 2015 at 2:03 PM Reply

      Learning how to understand, and decode language and then follow directions are more challenging for some than others. Then, there is the interest factor. Never underestimate the lure of a warm cup of hot chocolate. It is a powerful motivator!

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  5. This Cake is Desi November 28, 2015 at 2:23 AM Reply

    I love the chain stitch, Raziel you are awesome.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. sabitha November 28, 2015 at 6:27 PM Reply

    Simply superb 🙂 🙂

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