Friday, February 5, 2010

Four Days at Home

I am on my own this weekend. Actually, it's by design, so I can get a lot done and not have to do much during Valentine's/Birthday weekend next week. Big snow is coming my way. I'm in the blue, which is heavy snow. I'm fully stocked on groceries. Made my final run to the library yesterday. And have a basket of fabric for my weekend craft project.

One item I made sure to purchase before my weekend seclusion was a new Moka Pot coffee maker. I got one this summer, but I recently broke the handle off and had to toss it. I've been trying to curb my Starbucks dependency, so after my (and Maddy's) waffles this morning, I made myself a latte. If you are a coffee drinker, I highly recommend getting a Moka Pot. They're pretty easy to use and make excellent espresso within minutes. I also use an electric milk frother to complete the full, foamy effect. Also, I've purchased both of mine from TJMaxx or Marshalls for about 10 bucks. That's pretty much three drinks from Starbucks.

Hope you have a relaxing and warm weekend!


C. Elle said...

Have you tried the Cinnamon Dolce Latte at Starbucks?? Delish. I like the Moka Pot idea. I'm kinda lazy. I buy instant latte/cappuccino mixes from International Foods Coffee. I totally enjoy their dark chocolate mocha, Mayan Chocolate cappuccino, and hazelnut chocolate mocha. I'm easy, but I'm not a big coffee drinker. I'm more of a hot tea person.

Erin said...

I've tried it, but I'm not a huge fan. My trick is to get a nonfat latte and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Less artificial tasting and less calories. Oh, and cheaper. And it pains me to know you drink that instant powdery garbage. Gross.

C. Elle said...

Sorry to disappoint. If I were an avid coffee drinker, I would invest in more quality coffee, like I do my teas.