Did any of you catch the live version of the Sound of Music last week? Thoughts? Fabulous or hot mess? My feelings on the production were...meh. As a huge fan of the original - and someone who actually took the SOM tour while in Salzburg earlier this year (don't judge me!) - I knew there was no way they could recreate the magic of the movie. I mean, come on...Julie Andrews can NOT be topped. Carrie Underwoods was okay, but girl can't act. And Steve Moyer was decent, but he was no Christopher Plummer. The one thing last week's show did do was put me into more of the holiday spirit. For some reason, I always associate Sound of Music with the holidays. Since half-heartedly watching the show, we've put up our Christmas tree, went to see a choir sing holiday songs, watched "Santa Claus is Comin to Town" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and I made hot chocolate with marshmallows. 'Tis the season!
I know I shared a couple hot beverage recipes last month, but here's a fabulous new one from Splenda.com.
Winter White Hot Chocolate
And here's the incomparable Julie Andrews as Fraulein Maria. Enjoy!