|Photo by Elizabeth Tressa Grace|
Today's recipe is a submission from Elizabeth Tressa Grace, who, in addition to having a super awesome name, also has a super awesome blog called Bread, Brownies and Beyond. I just spent ten minutes surfing through it and I'm pretty sure there's drool on my keyboard. Those of you who've read the book will remember that this soothing beverage was made for Katniss by a sympathetic Capitol worker when she awoke from a nightmare shortly before the 75th Annual Hunger Games. Initially she just ordered a warm milk to help her sleep, but the attendant, feeling bad for her, added a little honey and spice as an act of kindness and solidarity. Make this when you or someone you care about is feeling especially sad or nervous. Or, you know, when death is imminent.
1/2 cup coconut milk (regular milk will work, as well)
1 teaspoon honey
Splash of vanilla
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Sprinkle on nutmeg
Microwave milk on high for 1 minute. Continue to microwave it in 15 second increments until desired temperature is reached. Mix in honey and vanilla, and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Enjoy!