Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Winter White Event!

Perfect timing! Long Island got the white stuff just in time for Kathleen's Winter White White Event! How did she manage that?

I am joining Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for her annual Winter White Event!  I don't really do tables, we eat at them, yes, but I don't dress them up too well :) I'm more everyday dishes and sometimes even disposable! Kathleen is friends with me anyway! I like thick heavy paper napkins. I'm all about getting away with whatever is easy! I have kids, they like sauce and they like ketchup. My linens have seen better days! Although most of my dishes and accessories are white, so I could fit right in with Kathleen's theme! But since I walk to the beat of a different drum, instead of a tablesetting, I am joining in with a nice mug of WHITE Hot Chocolate!

In honor of my friend, Kathleen, I'll use a mug of WHITE Hot Chocolate and raise it to her! 

Cheers to Kathleen!

 but I could have done a table setting with my good Chinette...

but nah! I'll stick with the White Hot Chocolate! A gift from another very dear friend, and I loved it so much, I wanted more, so I found a recipe online at Martha Stewart! Love the White Hot Chocolate, nice change from Chocolate Hot Chocolate. That was a great surprise!

White Hot Chocolate
Source: Martha Stewart
adapted There's Always Thyme to Cook
Printable Recipe 
Makes 8 cups

2 ounces milk chocolate, for garnish
12 ounces good-quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped
6 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Peppermint sticks, for garnish
Whipped cream, for garnish

Using a vegetable peeler, shave milk chocolate into curls; set aside.

Place white chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl; set aside. Place milk and cream in a medium saucepan set over medium heat until bubbles begin to form around edges of pan, about 4 minutes. Immediately pour mixture over white chocolate. When chocolate begins to melt, stir to combine. Whisk in vanilla. Continue whisking until a light foam forms. **Instead of using a bowl I just added the white chocolate to the pot, off heat, and whisked it in! One less bowl to clean!

Serve immediately garnished with peppermint sticks, whipped cream, and chocolate curls.

To see more Winter White Event Celebrations, stop by Cuisine Kathleen, everyone's invited to join in and link up! Thanks Kathleen, it's always a fun party with you!


  1. Carol, you didn't tell me you had snow! Great Chinette table...it is white! LOL

  2. I'm on my way to the grocery and I'll be buying extra white chocolate and having White Hot Chocolate tonight. Thanks.

  3. Wow, that looks yummy! AND it would be welcome this chilly morning in Texas. My office is freezing!

  4. My husband loves white chocolate. I think I am going to make this for him.

  5. Oh, boy...don'tchaknow I am going to make some of THIS. Sounds delicious....

  6. Thanks for joining in Carol! The weather co operated! The white choc looks delicious!

  7. Oh does that ever sound divine! And such a lovely presentation! I'll pull this one out of my hat and surprise the kids....

  8. Never had white hot choclate! Very clever. I love this drink! It's perefect for the winter season and the holiday! Can't waitt to give it a try Carol!.

  9. This is Perfect for snowy days! I would need one large cup now.

  10. Love the Chinette table with white plastic utensils and plastic cups - LOL! You are so funny! I can't wait to try the white chocolate too :)

  11. It looks great! I've never had white hot chocolate and must try this. I agree with the above, you are too funny!

  12. I like your white chinette table very much!;-) And the white chocolate looks delish!

  13. oh yum.. i am definately going to make some of this tonight! thanks for sharing..i cant wait to try it out!!

  14. Yum, the white hot chocolate recipe is a must try!

  15. We hardly had a dusting of snow last night Carol...and no snow in Denver while we were there! It was actualy warm --my husband did not wear a coast all week!
    I know a lot of people find white chocolate too sweet -- but I love it!

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  17. This looks fabulous. We are going through the cold freeze as well so Hot Chocolate sounds good. Thanks for warming us up!

  18. This looks scrumptious! Mmmmmmm.

  19. Pretty presentation of the cup with the canes! I love your winter whites - chinet works for me on certain days too :)

    I'll have to try the homemade version of white hot chocolate - I bet it is good.

    Loved your post.

  20. Very creative Carol! Chinette table and snow certainly fits the white category! You are the best! The white choclate sounds wonderful!

  21. What a fun post! The white hot chocolate looks so delicious. A cup of this would taste so wonderful on these cold winter days we are having.

  22. Oh, YUM....love this post. A perfect winter white :)

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  23. My favorite is still Chocolate Hot Chocolate, I do love all of your whites though.
    Hugs, Cindy

  24. The white chocolate looks so delicious. Yum!...Christine

  25. Your hot chocolate is about as good as it can get. It really sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  26. Woo-Hoo! Lovin' YOUR snow it looks great:@) Your hot chocolate looks fab, thanks for sharing!

  27. Finally winter has come your way. Doesn't look too bad :-) Its fun if you don't have to get up and go to work in it. Perfect timing for the party. That white hot chocolate sure looks yum. I bought some gingerbread man marshmallows that would go great in that. They are so cute.

  28. Your white 'tablescape' is hilarious! Love it and it actually kind of looks familiar--like something I might see around here only more extravagant! :)
    White chocolate sounds like just the think for a mug of cocoa. I will definitely try it next week when the kids come home. Looking forward to exploring more of your blog! Linda

  29. Thanks for sharing. Loved the white chocolate recipe, and I am saving it!

  30. Such a cute post! Love the chinette table setting. That white hot chocolate sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. laurie

  31. Hello Carol,
    hmmmm, yummy. That's a good idea for cold day.
    Greetings, Johanna

  32. Is that a German Shepherd in the photo? We had a German Shepherd growing up and GS's always have a special place in my heart!

  33. Yum...that white chocolate sure looks good! I bought some packs of it to slip into everyone's stockings. With the snow we've had already I think it's going to be appreciated. Merry Christmas and I am delighted you dropped by The Vintage Nest.

  34. Cute post! Glad you joined in! I've never had white hot chocolate! Do you know if it has caffeine?

    Enjoy your snow!


  35. Carmie, Chip is part Shepherd! Most every pooch we get is part Shepherd! Except Max, he's a beagle!

    Katherine, I'm pretty sure white chocolate has no caffeine, after looking it up on Google. if anything, maybe trace amounts?

    Thanks for all the nice comments! This was a fun party!

  36. I have always liked white chocolate, in any form- even if 'they' say it isn't really "chocolate." What do I care? It tastes good!!! Martha's white chocolate sounds really yummy. And who says Chinet can't be elegant?!
    :-) Sue


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