Friday, December 28, 2007

Milk It!

For the last three days, I have been enjoying the best Christmas present EVER! Are you ready?

No, that’s not your local Starbucks - that is my kitchen!! Oh yeah, baby! Eric got me an espresso machine AND three huge bottles of Ghirardelli syrup in dark chocolate, white chocolate and caramel. I am in heaven.

Eric is thrilled because I haven’t been to Starbucks once this week. The problem is that I have had so much coffee at home, I don’t think I have slept in three days. Loving that caffeine high!

I think I can now make a perfect white chocolate mocha. (The baristas at Starbucks can eat their hearts out!) Eli is also enjoying the new machine because I have been making him the caramel steamers that he loves so much at Starbucks. I’m still perfecting those. Apparently, I get them “way too hot, mama!”

Just to give you an idea how much pleasure I am getting, on Tuesday, “we” went through an entire gallon of milk. On Wednesday, I bought another gallon, and by Thursday night, it was almost gone again. I really need to cut down. I’m sure that will happen once the novelty wears off, right? In the meantime, I’m going to switch from 2 percent to Skim. Justification is the key.


Travis said...

What a perfect gift for a Starbucks fiend!

Anonymous said...

OOOH! Please make me an almond joy one...Espresso, milk, coconut syrup, almond syrup, and chocolate. Add the whip, please! Got hooked on those at the Naples, FL hospital coffee shop.


Sassy Lucy said...

You know the novelty wore off on mine eventually, I think after 6 months I found it was easier to go to the coffee shop....enjoy the fun now :)

Sadie said...

Girl, that really was the perfect gift for you! He did a good job with that.

Desert Songbird said...

Great gift! Those Ghiradelli syrups look amazing.

Crazy Working Mom said...

I am SO jealous. So, can you make me a caramel machiato?!