Monday, November 2, 2009

November is here. That means it's time to break out our Coco-motion machine by Mr. Coffee !

We are big cocoa drinkers, here at the Cozy Kitchen!
I bought this 6 years ago on sale at Walmart for $19.99. I cannot tell you enough how much we LOVE this machine. You can find it also at amazon.com.
Clearly, the best twenty bucks I have ever spent !
I love that all I have to do is add milk & cocoa and walk away !
There are so many reasons to love this little machine...
  • the kids love to watch the cocoa whirl around
  • while they are playing outside in the snow, Cocomotion is busy at work, just waiting for them to return!
  • it turns off automatically
  • serving cocoa before school on a snowy day is a breeze !
  • just press the button again, and it warms the cocoa right back up
  • it makes your cocoa the PERFECT temperature ! No guessing ! {If it's too hot for my daughter, I just add a splash of cold milk to her mug}
  • makes an awesome Holiday gift for a new family ! They will use it for years !

I feel like it's the 'simple things' that we remember so fondly.
Like sipping cocoa while watching the first snowfall...

Or maybe the time mom delivered hot cocoa to them out on the front porch because they were frozen cold, but didn't want to come inside just yet...

{We used to live where it snowed... my boys miss those winters !}

I don't want my children to remember the Legos I bought them or the newest Wii game.
I want them to remember cozy family time.

Because that is something they can re-create with their own families one day.
It doesn't cost a lot, and there is nothing like a steamy cup of cocoa to make you feel cozy, and safe and secure...and those feelings are priceless.


This cup is for Smiling Sally. Thanks for hosting Blue Monday !

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25 comments:

SmilingSally said...

Yum, thanks for that cup of cocoa. Happy Blue Monday.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

That is a great chocco drink.Yum!!
Great pics too.
Happy blue Monday

Carmen said...

You forgot to mention that Cocomotion makes the hot chocolate the PERFECT temperature!! We have had one for probably 6 years too and use it ALL winter long!!

Queen B. said...

Carmen!
You are soooo right !
I just added that to my post !!

Baba's Special Babies said...

I would love this cocoa maker.. I am going to search for it before it gets too cold outside.Thanks for sharing it and the special time spent with your family..little things mean so much!!! Baba

Mary said...

I really liked your post. I could get used to blue marshmallows in my cocoa :-). Have a wonderful Blue Monday.

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I love cocoa! Such a sweet post. =) I think I need to go make some now!

Melanie said...

We DO have one of these and just used it last night again. I LOVE it!!

Jessi said...

I might just have to look into one of these sooner rather than later on! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me of memories associated with hot cocoa..
Daddy always made it for us kids and topped it with a marshmallow..
miss my Dad.. miss those simple, pleasurable times with family..
don't have the machine..but will look for one..maybe I'll just have a cup now and reminisce.. hmmm
smiles
Loui♥
ps .. please use the setting below..
Mountain Mermaid
http://mermaidlouie.blogspot.com

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Enjoyed my CupACoco and your wonderful picture memories and text! I do Coco in my Coffee in the mornings...mmmmmm! Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal. Happy November to you tooooooo!!!!!...Sue

Rebecca said...

what a sweet sweet post.

i am so getting this machine:)

sealaura said...

i love cocoa too! i just have my little swiss miss packages though! I love how you like to create special memories for your loved ones. very inspiring and heartwarming

Boo-Bah said...

What a homey cozy sweet post! I love cocoa on a cold night. I don't live where is snows but wish I did.
I loved the last picture of the cocoa with the whipped cream and blue sprinkles.

Iris

Chow and Chatter said...

oh what a cool machine love it

Kerrie said...

Perfect post! Even here in the South it was chipper here today and Cocoa would sure hit the spot. Also nice that my theme was home on 2 of my blogs today! ♥ Kerrie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Queen B... this is a super post! I agree. You do want children to remember the things that are special and pass them on. I love your shots of the hot chocolate, and if I weren't on a diet, I would pass my cup. I adore hot chocolate... it's the ultimate comfort food!

Happy Blue Monday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Velva said...

What a cool idea! I have never seen a Cocoa machine. Wow! Hot cocoa is a great way to spend cozy time with the family.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I have to check this out! Looks yummy!!!
Brenda

Meta said...

Oh, now I am craving hot cocoa...that looks so comforting and yummy! Especially when it is cold...can't wait!

Meta xo

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...that is just what we need in our home...we are cocoaholics...thank you for sharing. I will have to keep my eyes open.

Helsie said...

I just love Winter. Wish we had a lovely cold one like you do.

NM said...

We have just had another warm day here in sunny Brisbane Australia but I could so drink a nice hot chocolate after reading that beautiful post. Thanks for sharing such lovely memories.
Best wishes, NM.

Anne said...

Wow I should get one of those for my mom. You're right about the memories vs the stuff. I think everyone needs a reminder of that as this time of year starts getting so crazy!

Glenda said...

That looks like it would make a great gift, too. I'm definately going to have to get me one of those. I love to drink cocoa with the kids!

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