Christmas Tree Shopping with a Hot Chocolate Break

Christmas Tree Hunting

RECOMMENDED TO ME BY:  CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

HELMS CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

OK, so I’m late.  I’ve been busy.

This year we decided to go to one of our local farms and cut our own tree.  As we walked up and down the rows each tree seemed to be calling out to us “Pick Me!”   We told those trees to shut up and went to the prepackaged Frasier Firs that came down from the mountains.  I feel like a shmuck, not buying one grown right in my own back yard, but those were just…ugly.  Next year, we will just drive up to those mountains to get one of the Frasiers ourselves.

The Fam

Anyway, we decided to make a day of it, and we had fun.  The little farm had ornaments and other treasures for the kids to find nestled in the tree branches, a zipline (no.way.) and a carriage ride around to see the farm and its animals.  We brought along our famous hot chocolate mix and a thermos of hot water and had a grand time!

Daddy's Hot Chocolate

Daddy’s Hot Chocolate Mix

  • 30 ounces Nestles Quik
  • 11 ounces coffee creamer
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar
  • 25 ounces powdered milk

1 Mix all this together.

2 Store in container.

3 When ready to use fill mug or cup with half mix and then fill with hot water.

Too late to help you this year, but this makes a fantastic gift when packed in a clear mason jar.  Attach some peppermint sticks, mmmm!

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6 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Shopping with a Hot Chocolate Break

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