Some evenings I just want to curl up with "Jane Eyre" (favorite book) or "The Christmas Card" ( favorite Christmas movie) and a cup of hot chocolate. When I was in 8th grade at Northwest Jr. High in Salt Lake City, I loved my homemaking class with Mrs. Arbogast. This recipe is from her class over 40 years ago. Hope you enjoy it this Christmas season!
1/4 c cocoa
1/2 c sugar
1 1/3 c water
2 2/3 c milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
Mix sugar and cocoa in top of double boiler. Add water and make a paste. Boil 5 minutes. Add milk and stir until blended and warmed through.
(You can do this in a saucepan over medium heat instead of a double boiler and just watch carefully that the milk does not scorch.)