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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

A Java Jolt the Mrs. Happy Housewife Way

True to my Irish and Southern roots, I've always been a tea drinker. I like sun tea with honey, unsweetened iced tea with lemon, or hot Irish Breakfast tea with honey and lemon. My husband, being true to his own roots (Spanish and French), prefers coffee. So my adventures with Java began with my marriage. I struggled to maintain my tea-only lifestyle but it was all in vain. One day, while suffering from mega-sleep-deficiency, I succumbed to the dark side and gulped down a Cup of Joe.

Now, in my husband's family, they make coffee with a special coffee pot but I stick to my Kitchenaid, thank you. So, how is a cup of Java Juice from Mrs. Happy Housewife different than others? First, you brew a pot of extra-strong, Cuban-style espresso. We prefer the Pilon and Cafe Bustelo brands. Next, you pour your regular milk into a mug and heat it in the microwave for a minute. I like a lot of milk so I fill the mug half way. Next, add your sweetener to your heated milk. I use two tablespoons of Splenda. Stir briskly. Now, pour in the espresso and stir briskly again. Finally, relax and enjoy your hot, tasty, foaming Java Jolt.

Recently, we discovered a tasty line of flavored coffee syrups made with Splenda at SuperWalmart. It's the Da Vinci brand. We've tried the Vanilla flavor and it was nice. Although it didn't produce the foam we usually have when stirring the Splenda in briskly, it was good for those times when your coffee needs a little pizzazz.


Blogger Spunky said...

Did you know that it was the Civil war that turned the nation from tea and onto coffee? The soldiers went into the army tea drinker and if they returned they were addicted to coffee.

As for me I'm a little of both.


10:49 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

I didn't know that. I still drink tea but coffee is a blessing those of us who are not morning people.

10:51 AM  

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