May I just vent for minute please. I am really struggling with giving up coffee. It’s not the caffeine I miss, it’s not the red and white Starbucks mug, although I do miss holding one, it’s the fact that I miss a warm drink. I miss sipping on a creamy smooth cup of anything. Recently my body made the choice that it no longer wanted to tolerate hot cocoa. Ugh. No more creamy warm chocolate drinks.
I am not complaining because God asked me to do this. I am grateful for his words and look forward to being obeident to his will. However, I am complaining because it’s freezing here in Michigan and I need to warm my insides!
the weather people added this caption with the forecast…
“An even stronger system is on the horizon for late Friday into Saturday, with widespread snow and very strong winds. Near blizzard conditions are likely by Friday night, with wind chills running -10 to -20.”
did you read that possible -20. EEEK. Someone move me to Florida ASAP.
moving on, no pun intended.
I have found a new love for tea, but it’s not hitting the spot, if you know what I mean. I needed something sweeter, a little more flavorful. Lennie, my 4 year old coffee addict, refers to my teat as not good water. I think she misses the coffee more than me. Although she get’s to delight it the wonders of hot chocolate. So rude.
I was messing around in the kitchen and created a drink that is working for now. It’s sweet, it’s flavorful, and it’s warm.
Friends meet my Hot Lemon water! The best part it is you can add more lemons, less honey, more cinnamon and make a whole new drink. I may try adding other spices as the week goes on.
for now, here is the recipe I am currently using!
- Lemon - sliced
- cinnamon stick
- hot water
- boil some water
- slice your lemon and skewer about 3 on a cinnamon stick
- place in a cup, add hot water, let steep about 5-7 minutes
- add ¾ to 1 TBS of honey, stir
Do you have a favorite drink that is not coffee or hot chocolate related that you can share with me? I would love to keep a recipe index of safe drinks!
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