Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thankful for my cup being full!

No, I'm not talking about some "glass is half full" or "my cup runneth over" saying.  I'm telling you that every morning when I wake up, I'm thankful that I can fill my cup with something yummy! 

You see, when I moved a few months ago I brought with me a plain old coffee pot.  It wasn't a bad coffee pot or anything, but I was beginning to want something different.  I was making a pot of coffee ever few days and I'd drink it until it was stale and then I'd throw it away.  Hot coffee.  Iced coffee.  Re-heated coffee.  It was sort of sad.  I love coffee too much to drink bad coffee, and I was upset every time I ended up tossing a half a pot down the sink.  (No, Mike doesn't drink coffee.)

About a week ago, I was at my aunt's house and she handed me her Bialettishop Mukka Express and told me to take it with me.  You see, she has a great espresso machine at her house and I have a sad little $15 coffee pot from Target.  She didn't really need the Mukka Express anymore, so I guess that's why it was lent to me. 

This thing rocks!  Every morning last week I put some water in the base, some Starbucks Italian Roast in the basket, and some non fat milk in the top.  Then I have an amazing 12 oz cappuccino! 

This week, I went to WinCo and bought some Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup for less than $5.  Now I've been making home made skinny vanilla cappuccinos!  (That's 1 or 1.5 points for all you Weight Watchers out there!  Plus you're knocking off 1 dairy serving.)

It's so easy, clean up is a breeze, and I'm no longer wasting gallons of coffee. 

So if you're tired of coffe, or you don't even have a coffee pot because you only like lattes and cappuccinos, then this thing is for you!  I think I have significantly reduced my need to go to Starbucks and pay $4 to $5 for my beverage when I now have all of the tools to make my favorite drink at home. 

And if you're more of a blended drink fan, check out my friend's blog where she makes a home made Caramel Frappuccino!

1 comment:

Terri said...

Glad you're getting good use from it - I certainly did...something yummy to look forward to when you wake up!