Recipes from the Books
The Arvi Aytenmar
1 cup ice cubes
½ cup espresso
1 Tbl chocolate chips (optional)
1 bag of peppermint tea
¾ cup Vincent’s Hot Chocolate (½ cup milk+¼ chocolate chips, melted together)
OR ½ cup milk, ¼ cup dark chocolate syrup, and a dribble of peppermint extract
Dribble of cream (for you exactees out there, you can use up to a ¼ of a cup)
Make sure your espresso is cool (this is an excellent way to use up your leftover cowboy coffee from the day before).
Really Yummy Method: Make your hot chocolate in a saucepan on the stove. While it is still steaming, steep the peppermint tea bag in the hot chocolate. Cool completely.
Really Easy Method: Mix the milk with the chocolate syrup and peppermint extract.
Dump all ingredients in a blender. Blend till the ice no longer goes “crunch crunch” and it all looks smooth, about thirty seconds. Pour into a cup and enjoy the frothy chocolatiness.
A Few Select Favorite Quotes
"To be a good ruler one must be the best of servants." – Aaron Gruben, King
"Nearly all the best and most precious things in the universe you can get for a halfpenny. I make an exception, of course, of the sun, the moon, the earth, people, stars, thunderstorms, and such trifles. You can get them for nothing." - G.K. Chesterton
"'Sometimes in the middle of the night, the sun can seem like it was only ever dream. We need something to remind us that it still exists, even if we can't see it. We need something beautiful hanging in the dark sky to remind us there is such a thing as daylight. Sometimes, Queen Sara’ - Armulyn strummed his whistle harp – ‘music is the moon.''" -Andrew Peterson, The Warden and the Wolf King
"The heart is as insatiable as the grave till Jesus enters it, and then it is a cup full to overflowing." – Spurgeon
"Bah! If a Frenchman can get on his knees, two Americans ought to be able to get on their feet." - Michel Ardan from Jules Vern's Round the Moon