So, how is everyone's holiday season going? I aim to be the kind of person who takes December in stride, staying above the the fray when it comes to stress and general busyness, but if I'm being real the past week really wore me down. When I start feeling tightness in my shoulders and become unable to focus, I know it's time to take a breather - an adult time out if you will.
The good thing about self-prescribed time outs? They involve treats. And given the time of year, hot chocolate seemed appropriate, but I wanted to take it in a different direction to pull me out of my funk. I eschewed my beloved dark chocolate for white, but not just any white - this is white chocolate all grown up. It's caramelized to bring out more toasty, sophisticated flavors to balance out its sweetness. Combined with milk and a pinch of salt, it's a rich, warming dessert in a mug to encourage savoring and, therefore, slowing down.