Family Life. Simplified-SIPPITY Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/4/2016

Today, like any other day started off with my wife making herself coffee and Sippity chocolate flavored hot chocolate for me. However today wasn’t like all the other days. Today was the Fourth of July. Our family was coming over for our traditional July 4th barbeque.

“I’ll meet you on the patio,” I stated to my wife as I brought two bowls of fruit out to the patio.

“I’ll be there in a minute,” she replied. “Your hot chocolate isn’t ready yet.

“A few minutes late Jill emerge on the patio holding her cup of coffee in her right hand and my cup of hot chocolate in her left hand.

After she had taken her seat and we exchanged small talk for a few minutes we turned our attention to planning the day’s events.

“What time is everyone coming?” I asked, after I had taken a sip of hot chocolate from my cup referring to our two sons and our daughter and their families.

“I told everyone to come around 11 AM, this way they could all enjoy the pool for an hour or so before we had lunch.”

“So, what are you planning on serving for lunch?”

“I want to keep things simple, so I thought hot dogs and hamburgers with some macaroni and potato salad.”

“That sounds perfect. I’ll cook the hot dogs and burgers,” I stated after I had returned my cup of hot chocolate to the coaster on the table.

Jill then said, “I then thought later in the day, say around five, we would serve some ribs, chicken, watermelon and corn.”

“This sounds like it’s going to be a great day. So here’s the plan. After you finish your coffee can you prepare a list of the food we need? After I finish my hot chocolate I’ll water the plants. We’ll then go to the supermarket together. Say in about fifteen minutes.”

To make a long story short our family get together was a lot of fun and left my wife and I with another memory of a great family 4th of July barbeque.

dry mix beveragesWritten by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Beverages

Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance, Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Bob holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.

Southwest Beverages is a manufacturer and marketer of two brands of premium quality dry mix beverages: Sippity hot-cocoa mix and Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee. All Southwest Beverages products are uniquely blended flavors that contain all the ingredients necessary for you to enjoy the ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and enjoy.

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