A Cowboy's Life: Glamping Winter Wonderland

Glamping Winter Wonderland

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Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of year. One of my most favorite family traditions we do in December is watch classic Christmas movies. But first, we have to put on our coziest pajamas, make M&M’s® hot chocolate and cupcakes. 

This year we had our pajama party while glamping in the middle of our living room. Carson received a 6 person tent from my parents for Christmas and it has taken up permanent residence in our house. Oh how I wish all Friday nights could be like this! No hustle and bustle - just the three amigos chillin’ in a tent…in the house.

To make white peppermint hot chocolate you will need:
2 cups M&M’s® White Peppermint
4 cups Great Value milk
Marshmallows

Directions:
  1. Place M&M’s® in food processor. Chop until candies are ground into small pieces.
  2. In large pot, heat milk until desired temperature.
  3. Stir in M&M’s® until melted smoothly with milk.
  4. Pour into mugs and add marshmallows.
  5. Serve Immediately. *I served the hot chocolate with cupcakes made with Pillsbury Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix and Vanilla Flavored Frosting.

While you are picking up supplies at Walmart and getting milk to make the hot chocolate keep in mind that so many hungry children and families in your community are going without essential nutrients because milk is not typically donated to food banks. You can make a small donation and The Great American Milk Drive will deliver up to a gallon of milk to a family in YOUR community. You can also purchase 2 bags of M&M’s® at Walmart (9.4 oz. or larger) and milk will be donated to the drive.
More than 46.5 million Americans rely on food banks each year, and milk is the most requested item. Yet food banks are only able to provide 1 gallon of milk per person per year. These children are not receiving the nutrients that need. You can visit milklife.com/give to learn about the need for more nutritious food and how your donation can make a big impact.
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Holiday #BakeInTheFun
I am happy to add glamping to our holiday tradition! It’s memories like these that I hope my son will remember for a lifetime.

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12 comments

  1. Wow!! This is a awesome thing to do indoors as a family. My kids would love that hot chocolate

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  2. I wish I had more chances to go camping as a child. I think it is never too late to catch up even as an adult. I love the idea of glamping. This is something my family can do!

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    1. So much fun! Although he is not going to be a happy camper once we take it down:(

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  4. What a fun and festive idea, to go glamping for the holidays! Those treats are so tempting!

    ~Lisa J Lewis

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  5. Now I could love with glamping in my living room! AND that hot chocolate sounds yummy. It is nice to know that milk will be donated--there must be a way to get more fresh milk to those food banks then they currently get.

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  6. I love peppermint sooooo much. I'm definitely going to give this a try!

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  7. What a dun idea. I love peppermint hot chocolate!

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  8. There we go! (This is the kind of camping I keep telling my husband that I WILL do...he doesn't get it LOL)

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  9. What a great idea! I think this would be so much fun, especially now that its so cold outside! I love this. - Jeanine

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  10. My kids would love this! great idea!

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  11. Glamping in the house is a fantastic idea! Time to bring our tent out of the garage and into the house for a night! (client)

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