Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just say no to Coffee and yes to Latte!

There is something to be said for a tall skinny milky way latte' and all of it is good. I would like to confess something. I am not a coffee drinker. My mother was a coffee drinker. She used to drink coffee with every meal, Folgers was her friend and she liked it straight up. No milk, no cream, no sugar, nada nothin doing. Now let me tell you I will now drink coffee IF you cannot taste the coffee. Let me introduce you to some friends of mine. They are named sugar, mocha, caramel, milk, cream, pretty much anything you can dump into a coffee to hide the fact that it is coffee is my friend. My friend and I once went to Le Peep restaurant for breakfast and I ordered one of my friends it was served with whip cream and a straw. When she saw this she cracked up. She said THAT is NOT coffee that is dessert. I have to admit it did look a bit like a dessert but if it has coffee in it, it still counts as a coffee right?

As we all know I try to justify most things that I consume. If ice cream has fruit in it that counterbalances all fat grams thereby making it health food with fruit and dairy food groups being represented. So wouldn't it stand to reason that if coffee is decaf with sugar free syrups and skim milk be kind of a wash all the way around? How can that be a bad thing? Especially when it's basically a give me?

If my mother could only see me now. Driving thru Starbucks with my "free money" because it's a gift card and even though I purchased it, it's free coffee because I am not actually handing over cash. Buying instant coffee singles and flavored creams so when my "free money" runs out I can still get my fix. What would the woman who raised me who used to drink actual coffee think of the child who grew up saying "How on earth can you drink that? It is so gross!" I think if she were still here she would say what I say and what my friend Christi says. I am not a coffee drinker, I'm a dessert in a warm mug drinker. :)

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