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Coffee or Hot Tea or Maybe Some Hot Chocolate

January 20, 2014 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Life, Shopping (Tags: , ) |  Comments Off on Coffee or Hot Tea or Maybe Some Hot Chocolate

This cold weather has me craving a warm mug with some type of comforting beverage in it. I want a nice mug of coffee with some flavored creamer, or maybe a nice cup of hot tea – green tea with Mandarin orange bits – or maybe some hot chocolate with real milk and real chocolate melted in it and some marshmallows floating on the top until they melt.

The only other hot beverage that I can think of for a cold winter night might be some hot mulled cider. I found a recipe online that calls for cider and orange juice and some spices that you put into a gauze pocket and let it steep in a crock pot for a couple of hours on low. It sounds delicious but I don’t have any cider, so that will have to come later after I get to the store.

Get Out the Blankets

September 24, 2012 // Posted in Home, Life, Shopping (Tags: , ) |  Comments Off on Get Out the Blankets

Here it is only the end of September and it is already cold as hell. I didn’t want to turn on the heat, but I definitely had to get out the blankets last night. I wish my fucking fireplace was working right. I tried to light a fire last winter and the damper wouldn’t open right – the whole fucking house filled up with smoke.

I called a chimney sweep to come fix the damper and he said it would cost too much for my budget at the time. I guess with the weather turning chilly I had better call that guy back and have him come fix it. I don’t see any point of having a fireplace unless I can have a nice little fire a couple of night each week to relax in front of the TV and toast my toes near the flames of a good wood fire.

Pumpkin Pie

October 24, 2011 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Shopping (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Pumpkin Pie

The holidays are coming and I love all the special desserts and teats that come with the holiday parties and dinner.

One of my all time favorites is pumpkin pie. I make them every fall and winter, and have to force myself to not make them year around. If I made them all the time, then they would not be special! And I would weigh many pounds more, too.