the hot cocoa, different than hot chocolate. Often the two are confused, but I got my head around it the when I was looking for some Mexican hot chocolate with Jalapeno Peppers.
So, cocoa is that powder, something like Herseys that used to come in a brown paper can with metal bottom and metal top with an oval opening replaceable metal lid that one would pry open with a spoon.
I buy my cocoa bulk at an herb/vegetable store. A lot cheaper that way and I think the quality is probably better.
So I mix my cocoa with milk and a sweetener such as evaporated cane juice or honey. Heat it all up on the stove and pour it intomy big mug. mmmm. I did that today about lunch time. To much. Now I don't feel like sleeping, but will use self hypnosis to go to another level.
I read that hot chocolate is the cocoa powder, milk, sweetener and whole chocolate that is melted in the pan along with the other ingredients. That sounds yummy. Maybe I will experiment with it once on a weekend and then save it for a special occasion.
The thing about the hot cocoa is that I know it gives me a kick, caffeine kick and I have some very uncomfortable pain.
It is an old habit to medicate pain with caffeine especially when the acetametaphen is not working well.
I took a flying tumble inthe kitchen the other day, slipped on some water that my dog lapped up out of his bowl and ended up on the flow, even though I have made great efforts to keep it from getting there. I walked into the kitchen, stepped bare foot into the water and found myself flopping like a hooked fish onto the kitchen floor onto my already inflamed left rotator cup, the one that never healed back there in 2000.
That's it, why I am still wired up from that delicious hot cocoa.