Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I love when the weather starts to cool and we can get geared up for warm beverages in the morning during our home school break time...
Usually, we will either make honey lemon tea, an old favorite of my grandma Rose's, or herbal tea.
But the kids favorites are homemade hot cocoa or friendship tea.
Anna helped me make the friendship tea mix... This came in handy since today she had to write some instructions for her English assignment... you guessed it... she chose to write about "How to make friendship tea mix."

Caleb and Jojo made the hot cocoa mix:) Jojo looks 1/2 asleep and I never thought to have Caleb put a shirt on before he started... is that gross??:)

So it looks like we will bet set for a while... although I am sure with all 5 of these sweet little tummies, we will be making another batch before winter is over:)

My honey has been gone for the last couple of days... so I have been sharing my bed with the kiddos the last 2 nights... Can't wait to have my hubby back tomorrow:)

Here are the recipes for the Hot Cocoa and the Friendship Tea

Hot Cocoa:
1 box 8 qt. dried milk powder
1 lb. of Nestle Quik chocolate drink mix
2 cups of powdered sugar

We usually put a couple of heaping tsps. in about 8 oz. of hot water.

Friendship Tea:
1 container of Tang orange drink mix
equal amount of sweetened iced tea mix
1 pkg Koolaid lemonade drink mix
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon

We usually put 1 1/2 tsp. in about 8 oz. hot water.


Sherri said...

Hello! I have been meaning to comment for a while now. You have had me on the edge of my seat with all of this exciting baby news and now gender news too! I am praying for peace in your hearts about this little one, and although there will no doubt be some worrisome moments, I hope there are many more moments of enjoying him before birth. There is such joy that can accompany pregnancy, and I hope that you can experience that as much as possible. Don't let the enemy steal your joy over this new little life growing in you! I had to remind myself that a few times while pregnant with Archer... :) Love, Sherri

Callie said...

There is nothing like friendship tea new year's eve at the cabin! We just started making our own hot cocoa last year cause we all decided the bought stuff was wayyyyyyyyyyy to sweet. I'm sure that's what changed your mind too!!! Hope you guys can make it to new years this year. It never the same without you guys!

Ebe said...

Yum, friendship tea sounds delicious! I've never had it; thanks, friend!
love you!