Mexican Coffee

At least, that’s what I call it…

For a twist on your morning cup of mud, add a dash of cinnamon and the tiniest dash of chili powder to your grounds before brewing!

I do this in a regular drip Mr Coffee (this guy gets reserved for special occasions–that is, moments when we can actually sit around and monitor the stove), so you should be able to achieve it in whatever coffee maker you use. I always add milk to my coffee, so I hadn’t thought of it but… Doug said this isn’t his favorite flavor black. He prefers Mexican coffee with milk in it! Make yourself a latte and enjoy your summer morning!

No photos because it’s still brewing. Just got caught up in the moment and had to blog about it ;)

Green Tea

This isn’t a normal green tea… no, I got it from my local grocery and it’s blackberry, pomegranate, acai green tea. What a mouthful. I made sweet iced tea from it (I base my recipe off one from Southern Living), and while it may look like polyjuice potion to some, it tastes delicious!!

This picture doesn’t do the weird color justice. It’s a kind of greeny-purple in real life. Wrap your mind around that one!

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add 3 tea bags. Boil for one minute, cover and remove from heat, let steep 10 minutes.

Mix in 1/2 to 1 cup sugar (I used 1/3 cup stevia).

Add hot mixture to 7 cups cold water. Mix well, pour over ice.

Garnish with a mint leaf!