Good morning all! Last night I wanted some good chai tea. Trouble is, I don’t really know much about it. I just like the spicy combo. So far I have tried ‘Good Earth vanilla chai tea bags and an unsweetened mix from Trader Joe’s, which I mixed into unsweetened almond milk. Neither were what I am looking for. I know enough to know that the traditional stuff is full of calories that I don’t want. So I am on the great chai tea quest of 2009. I thought I’d ask any of you if you have suggestions or experience with making your own. And I did google homemade chai tea, and came up with quite a few recipes. So I am off to buy the raw spices necessary, and I will have to do some experimenting to bring down the calorie content (i.e. sugar and milk.)
I got this coffee at Trader Joe’s last night, and it exceeds my expectations! I always look longingly at the yummy latte descriptions this time of year. Trouble is, not only do I not want to spend my calories that way, I also don’t really like lattes. Just too rich for me. Yes, even the nonfat ones. I actually prefer strong coffee with a bit of half and half. Which saves me from a lot of calories when I go to Starbucks! But still… So, when I saw this coffee last night I decided to give it a try. And it has exceeded my expectations! My new favorite treat for the holidays–no baked goods necessary. VERY satisfying on its own.
And the ornament of the day–a gift from my dad:
Over and out. Hoping to get in a bit of housework, a visit to the gym, a movie, and a walk with the doggies! Whew! I’d better get a move on!
P.S. Vickie and I have been doing a LOT of communicating via the comments about yogurt making. A post on ‘more than you ever wanted to know about yogurt making’ is coming soon!