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Today's Cupid's Arrow comes courtesy of Jillian Schmidt, who is allowed to remain my friend because, despite the horrific mishaps of this Arrow, it was actually not too humiliating. That might make you go "Well, what's the point of watching it if Sara isn't humiliated?" but trust me, when I say the Arrow was "not too humiliating," I do not mean that the video did not end up humiliating. But any humiliation sustained was entirely on account of my airheadedness and in no way should be blamed on Jillian.
Actually, it'd be more fun to blame Jillian. JILLIAN HOW DARE YOU DO THIS TO ME.
Okay, no more delaying it. I was supposed to profess my love to mine or my characters' favorite recipe and do so in a mock cooking show clip. Fun, right? Actually, it was. But like I said. Humiliation. Airheadedness.
*sigh* Fine, fine. Here it is. It's a little long, but I promise, the entire thing is really quite explosive.
Recipe for Hot Chocolate Lavender/Lavender Hot Chocolate/One of those combinations of words
(This recipe is adapted from this recipe.)
1/4 tsp lavender (I got mine at Whole Foods, but most grocery stores should have it)
2 cups milk
3 oz dark chocolate
1 oz milk chocolate (or more, because seriously, ounces? WHAT. Just throw a bunch of chocolate in)
Bring milk and lavender to a boil but DO NOT LET IT BOIL OVER OR YOU WILL REGRET YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.
Remove milky lavender concoction from stovetop and let steep for five minutes.
Strain milky lavender concoction to remove lavender buds from milkiness. DO NOT EAT THE LAVENDER BUDS OR YOU WILL REGRET YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.
Return milky lavender milk to pot and put on stovetop. Well, first make sure your pot is cleaned of any milky residue that might have gotten on the outside during the first steps. Not that I think you let it boil over. You're much smarter than me. You would never do such a thing. So actually, since you certainly didn't let it boil over, skip the cleaning step.
Add chocolate. CHOCOLATE YAY.
Whisk constantly and return milky lavender chocolate mixture to a boil until chocolate is melted and it looks delicious.
Carefully pour into a blender and/or cup and stir up really good to get it frothy but whatever you do FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T SHAKE IT. (Do you remember in the movie The Santa Clause where the little elf girl tells Tim Allen her special hot chocolate recipe and she goes "Not too hot, EXTRA chocolate, shaken not stirred"? I feel like my entire childhood was a lie now because CLEARLY hot chocolate CANNOT be shaken.)
Drink. Decide whether or not you like floral flavored things. Drink more. Eat the leftover chocolate. Figure out something exciting to do with all that leftover lavender.
Clean the chocolate off your ceiling. Oh wait, that's just me.