Cold Weather Treat You May Enjoy

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    Feb 15, 2016 9:52 PM GMT
    It never gets truly cold here, like in other places I've lived, but it has been chilly lately. I told my husband about a little treat we enjoyed up north, usually after dinner. And that I would make it for him. A cup of hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps. He's never had that combination.

    I put the cocoa mix in his coffee mug. Next hot half-and-half (never water, nor milk in this case, as you'll see). I blend it with a small whisk, not a spoon, that I spin in my palms. No need to use some electric gimmick, an ordinary whisk works great, spun between your palms.

    Next I add a shot and a half of peppermint schnapps. That dilutes the cocoa, why I use thicker half-and-half. I check the temperature, and if too cool I give it some time in the microwave.

    The finishing touch is real whipped cream on top, and a candy cane as a stirrer. Voila. Simple and easy. He loved it. I think you may, too.
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    Feb 15, 2016 10:01 PM GMT
    I used to enjoy exactly that, during long sub-zero winters in Michigan. Then I had far too much of it one lonely xmas day. icon_redface.gif
    It was years before I could get peppermint schnapps past my nose again.

    The local rotgut distillery has been selling this stuff for a few years. It's OK in small sips. Like maybe a hip flask while you're skiing. It's got peppermint, cinnamon, and maybe a couple of other things mixed in.

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    Feb 15, 2016 10:15 PM GMT
    OK, I was just gathering up the empty mugs, and he told me he wants to have that cocoa schnapps every night before bedtime. icon_eek.gif

    And I said no, that's just a cold weather custom, a special treat. I've created a damn Frankenstein monster here. LOL!

    I love to spoil this guy, and then I discover... I've spoiled him!

    Ah, well. To spoil him is to spoil me, too, I suppose. Isn't that what relationships are all about?
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    Feb 15, 2016 11:29 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidI told my husband about a little treat

    NOTE: Art_Deco does not have a husband. He is not married to his partner, despite it having been possible to do so for quite some time. Art_Deco is looking to increase his "gay credibility" by hoping that his lie will be bought hook, line and sinker by RJ members.
    Before paperwork-induced marriages, there were emotional marriages.

    Just sayin'...

    Oh and to be clear, my straight "husband" (best friend) calls me hubby from time to time.
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    Feb 15, 2016 11:47 PM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidI told my husband about a little treat

    NOTE: Art_Deco does not have a husband. He is not married to his partner, despite it having been possible to do so for quite some time. Art_Deco is looking to increase his "gay credibility" by hoping that his lie will be bought hook, line and sinker by RJ members.
    Before paperwork-induced marriages, there were emotional marriages.

    Just sayin'...

    Oh and to be clear, my straight "husband" (best friend) calls me hubby from time to time.


    No problem with that, though Mr. Deco consistently referred to his partner as... his partner here for years. It was only after the SCOTUS gay marriage decision that he switched to calling him his "husband." Coincidence?
    I'm too lazy to search, but you're mistaken. He's referred to "C" as his husband for quite some time...long before the SCOTUS ruling.
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    Feb 16, 2016 12:33 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    southbeach1500 said
    paulflexes said
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidI told my husband about a little treat

    NOTE: Art_Deco does not have a husband. He is not married to his partner, despite it having been possible to do so for quite some time. Art_Deco is looking to increase his "gay credibility" by hoping that his lie will be bought hook, line and sinker by RJ members.
    Before paperwork-induced marriages, there were emotional marriages.

    Just sayin'...

    Oh and to be clear, my straight "husband" (best friend) calls me hubby from time to time.

    No problem with that, though Mr. Deco consistently referred to his partner as... his partner here for years. It was only after the SCOTUS gay marriage decision that he switched to calling him his "husband." Coincidence?
    I'm too lazy to search, but you're mistaken. He's referred to "C" as his husband for quite some time...long before the SCOTUS ruling.

    Correct, Paul. And you've known us both for years, and met us in person. I've referred to him using both terms. As many of us do with our guys, long before there was any US Supreme Court decision, or marriage in a few States. It impressed me very much when I heard a guy refer to another man as his "husband", when there was still no possibility for legal marriage. It suggested to me how committed to each other they were, how much in love.

    Just more of southbeach1500's lies and distortions of facts. He seems to delight in telling falsehoods on this site, to disrupt the peace here and spread dissension. Anything to disturb, unsettle, and rattle us gays. RJ's leading troll for years, and why I have dubbed him our "Troll-in-Chief".
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    Feb 16, 2016 12:33 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    southbeach1500 said
    paulflexes said
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidI told my husband about a little treat

    NOTE: Art_Deco does not have a husband. He is not married to his partner, despite it having been possible to do so for quite some time. Art_Deco is looking to increase his "gay credibility" by hoping that his lie will be bought hook, line and sinker by RJ members.
    Before paperwork-induced marriages, there were emotional marriages.

    Just sayin'...

    Oh and to be clear, my straight "husband" (best friend) calls me hubby from time to time.

    No problem with that, though Mr. Deco consistently referred to his partner as... his partner here for years. It was only after the SCOTUS gay marriage decision that he switched to calling him his "husband." Coincidence?
    I'm too lazy to search, but you're mistaken. He's referred to "C" as his husband for quite some time...long before the SCOTUS ruling.

    Correct, Paul. And you've known us both for years, and met us in person. I've referred to him using both terms. As many of us do with our guys, long before there was any US Supreme Court decision, or marriage in a few States. It impressed me very much when I heard a guy refer to another man as his "husband", when there was still no possibility for legal marriage. It suggested to me how committed to each other they were, how much in love.

    Just more of southbeach1500's lies and distortions of facts. He seems to delight in telling falsehoods on this site, to disrupt the peace here and spread dissension. Anything to disturb, unsettle, and rattle us gays. RJ's leading troll for years, and why I have dubbed him our "Troll-in-Chief".

    Again, if you get up here let us know early enough to meet you like before. Drinks on me, which I realize may be bottled water or juice if you're on your bike. Or something to eat, too, we have lots of places.
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    Feb 16, 2016 11:06 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidArt_Deco is looking to increase his "gay credibility" by hoping that his lie will be bought hook, line and sinker by RJ members.


    I can't think of anyone less suited than you to be lecturing others about their credibility ('gay' or otherwise).
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    Feb 17, 2016 10:57 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    southbeach1500 said
    paulflexes said
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidI told my husband about a little treat

    NOTE: Art_Deco does not have a husband. He is not married to his partner, despite it having been possible to do so for quite some time. Art_Deco is looking to increase his "gay credibility" by hoping that his lie will be bought hook, line and sinker by RJ members.
    Before paperwork-induced marriages, there were emotional marriages.

    Just sayin'...

    Oh and to be clear, my straight "husband" (best friend) calls me hubby from time to time.

    No problem with that, though Mr. Deco consistently referred to his partner as... his partner here for years. It was only after the SCOTUS gay marriage decision that he switched to calling him his "husband." Coincidence?
    I'm too lazy to search, but you're mistaken. He's referred to "C" as his husband for quite some time...long before the SCOTUS ruling.

    Correct, Paul. And you've known us both for years, and met us in person. I've referred to him using both terms. As many of us do with our guys, long before there was any US Supreme Court decision, or marriage in a few States. It impressed me very much when I heard a guy refer to another man as his "husband", when there was still no possibility for legal marriage. It suggested to me how committed to each other they were, how much in love.

    Just more of southbeach1500's lies and distortions of facts. He seems to delight in telling falsehoods on this site, to disrupt the peace here and spread dissension. Anything to disturb, unsettle, and rattle us gays. RJ's leading troll for years, and why I have dubbed him our "Troll-in-Chief".

    Again, if you get up here let us know early enough to meet you like before. Drinks on me, which I realize may be bottled water or juice if you're on your bike. Or something to eat, too, we have lots of places.

    Take him to Catfish Dewey's. icon_wink.gif


    let's get back to food n recipes.