Friday, November 14, 2008

A warm & yummy recipe

There is a chill in the air and that makes me want to drink something warm. I found this recipe in a Country Living magazine in 1987. I have made it many times and shared it with others.

Fireside Coffee Mix

2 ½ c. non-dairy creamer
2 c. hot cocoa mix
1 ½ c instant coffee granules
2 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg

Combine all ingredients mixing well. Store in airtight container. To make 1 cup, spoon 2 TBSP plus 1 tsp. mix in cup. Add 1 cup boiling water. Stir until well blended. I added ½ cup extra creamer, cocoa, and sugar to suit my taste.

This quote has always been special to me and I try to live my life with this thought in mind.

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now, let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. - Ettiene DeGrellet

We hope that you all will have a wonderful weekend!


Stacey said...

Fireside coffee sounds wonderful. I'm not a hot tea person so much...the coffee I could devour. It would be perfect for little gifts too. :)

Have a great weekend!

TattingChic said...

What a lovely quote. I love that one. It is a good one to aspire to live by...if only we all tried to live our lives that way; the world would be a much safe place to live in. I was going to write "a pleasant place to live in", but in spite of all the insanity and unkindnesses there is still beauty and pleasantries in this world.

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks so yummy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sherry said...

I love the quote! What wonderful words.

Your drink mix sounds good. I love to make instant hot drink mixes up for the winter time. The kids and I make Spice Tea and Hot chocolate mix up every year. We may have to try your Fireside Coffee this year.

Heidi Ann said...

Here's wishing you a happy weekend, as well! (Love that little pink kitty!)

Holly said...

That little pink kitty gave em a hug! :>

KatCollects said...

Hi Twyla,
I love that quote, thank you for the reminder : ) And I am going to grab all the things to make that drink mix at the store today, Sarah will love it too. Then she can make me a cup while she is waiting on me the next few weeks, lol. The pink kitten is Adorable!!! We are going to go see Matthew on Sunday and celebrate my Birthday with him, I am looking forward to that. I hope you and your family all have a great weekend too!

Linda Lou said...

What a nice warm drink for the cold nights, love drinking hot chocolate and watching an old film under a big throw on the couch.

Michelle Palmer said...

Beautiful quote...
LOVE the photos...jug with blackberries is GORGEOUS! I love's tough enough to hold up to me! :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy @ Home said...

That is a wonderful quote and I think you are doing an excellent job of living by it.

Your fireside coffee sounds delicious. I think I am going to get the ingredients and give it a try.


Stormy said...

that 1987 Country Living was full of good recipes - I have one for sweet potato muffins from there - They are awesome