So anyone who knows me well knows that I LOVE Starbucks and Caribou!
I am also a chocolate lover.
My favorite drink at either place is definitely a mocha and I am also a fan of adding flavor to it....peppermint, almond, carmel, etc.
So you could say I like it doctored up a bit.
(Oh and I don't turn whip cream away either)
Every day Richard has
multiple a few cups of coffee.
He likes his coffee bold and black (boring).
If I drank that I would have heart palpitations for the day, and be sweaty and nauseous.
Since that is such a fun way to spend the day, I choose not to drink it like that.
Since coffee at either Starbucks or Caribou is a bit pricey, has a few calories (the way I like it) and requires you to drive there (I am still thinking about writing Mr Starbucks and suggesting he add delivery) I am going to have to find another way to jump start my morning and be ready to battle the days filled with energy filled boys and motherly responsibilities.
So when I drink Richard's coffee I warm up a coffee mug 3/4 full of milk, add about a 1/4 of coffee and my mom's delicious peppermint cocoa mix and sometimes a bit of powdered cappuccino mix.
Richard has started making a snitch extra coffee for me on occasions since he knows I need it and I think he is secretly trying to keep me from Starbucks or Caribou.
Today I was dragging after a rough night's sleep due to a fabulous cold I picked up from
some germy kids that live in our house my boys.
I don't even know how to operate the coffee machine so after texting Richard for the directions I brewed myself a few cups.
Then I decided that it might be a 1/2 cup coffee to 1/2 cup cocoa day...so I warmed up only 1/2 a cup of milk and got out the peppermint cocoa and cappucino mix.
Elijah saw me and asked if he could have some hot chocolate too.
I told him I was making coffee and he came closer to examine the process.
He watched me add the coffee to my warm milk and add deliciousness to it via peppermint cocoa and cappucino.
After I stirred it up he said, "Mom, I think you must still have a mushy brain from having a baby in your tummy so many times...that cup has lots of other things and just a little bit of coffee. Is it still called coffee if that is the smallest thing you have in there ?"
I guess he is right and we decided I was actually drinking hot chocolate with a splash of coffee.
Either way it was just what I needed.
So, in a perfect world I would drink Starbucks or Caribou daily, that was delivered to my house, be 20 pounds lighter and have a money tree in the backyard to fund my expensive habit.
Since none of the above things are true, I suppose I while have to settle for a cup of hot chocolate with a splash of coffee instead.
It's no starbucks but it does the trick.