Thursday, September 29, 2016

Peppermint Patty In A Cup

According to Checkiday, there are 11 different holidays you could celebrate today.   However, the one that got all the press around here is National Coffee Day.

The news stories that I read or heard said that both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts had some type of deal on a cup of coffee, several local coffee shops also had promotions, and Starbucks was donating a coffee tree for every cup of Mexico Chiapas coffee it sold. 

Although the idea of a free or cheap drink was appealing, I decided to pass on the inevitable lines in those stores and commemorate the day in my own way.  After dinner I mixed cocoa, milk powder, peppermint extract, and a little sugar in a mug and poured hot decaf coffee over it. The resulting brew tasted like a peppermint patty in a cup

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  1. Yes, today was my Friday, and normally that means a trip to Starbucks, but I avoided the lines and just used a pod of my fav Gloria Jeans at work.

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    1. Sounds like a good idea to me. I didn't know that Gloria Jean's existed in any form nowadays.

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  2. Free coffee, missed it!
    Your drink sounded really delicious. (you were smart to pass on the lines)

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  3. haha your drink sounds really interesting .coffee is always well come on my table

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    1. Balli, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Yes, coffee is always welcome here, too.

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    1. Please do! If you try it I hope you enjoy it.

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  5. Yum. I love making peppermint hot chocolate at home.

    So flippin' good. Reminds me of Christmas.

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    1. I guess I DID basically make hot chocolate, didn't I? Mine just had the extra caffeine kick of coffee.

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