January sixth, nineteen sixty-seven Welcomed to earth a little slice of heaven To Jack and Lenore, your arrival a surprise A bubbly personality quick to arise A fiery spirit, a brilliant mind It soon became clear you were one of a kind An all A student, no easy feat On the playground racing every boy you could beat Off to OSU to pursue a degree, To major in pre-med or fashion maybe? A talented writer of essays and prose An English major you finally chose
Fireside Hot Chocolate
After undergrad, what to do next? Something stimulating, challenging, something complex You could have done anything and had great success Accepted to law school, you continued to impress Mother of three and loving wife, too For your family, you are the glue Entrepreneur and attorney, to boot You can do it all, this is not in dispute A talent for baking you needed to share, You opened your own cafe and didn’t stop there Catering parties, making cakes for friends Your gourmet cooking deserves commends A passion for fitness, you like good competition Exercising has become a family tradition Tennis, aerobics, marathons, and hikes Yoga, kickboxing, and now your Peloton bike
• 6 tbsp Dutch-processed cocoa powder
• 4 tbsp granulated sugar
• Pinch table salt
• 1 cup water
• 3 cups low-fat milk
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup half-and-half
1. In a 2-qt saucepan, whisk together cocoa, sugar, salt, and water over low heat until smooth. Simmer, whisking continuously, for 2 minutes, making sure whisk gets into the edges of pan. 2. Add milk, increase heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally with whisk, until steam rises from surface and tiny bubbles form around edge, 12–15 minutes. Do not boil.
Stylish and trendy, a keen eye for design Always put together, dressed to the nines A fountain of youth, you’ve seemed to obtain Your ageless good looks and beauty remain Your sense of humor is your special gift The perfect combination of hilarity and wit
You always know how to make us laugh out loud This is perhaps what made your parents most proud A force to be reckoned with, fierce, strong, and fair, Yet compassionate and loving, qualities quite rare By so many are loved, cherished, and admired May your joie de vivre continue to inspire Happy birthday to you, our sweet Hill This year we hope all your wishes are fulfilled We are so lucky you were born and to have you in our lives May you continue to flourish, succeed, and thrive!
3. Add vanilla and half-and-half and divide
between four mugs. Serve immediately with toppings of your choice: whipped cream, marshmallows, Nutella, salted caramel sauce, milk chocolate shavings, candy canes, flaky sea salt, toasted coconut, and/or gingerbread cookies for dipping!
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