I feel sort of funny posting this recipe because weâ€™ve had a few amazing days of warm weather! I actually wore a short-sleeved shirt and sandals to the park yesterday â€“ glorious. You see, I love everything about winter except the cold temps. Hah.
Speaking of being chilly, Maggie is back to wearing her housecoat most of the time (because Iâ€™m winning The Thermostat Wars this year), but when sheâ€™s â€˜naked,â€™ sheâ€™s been snuggling up next to James constantly. I guess heâ€™s really warm! Theyâ€™re so cute.
Although I am not a fan of the cold, I am hoping for SNOW this year (oxymoron, yes â€“ I know). We donâ€™t get a ton of snow in Charlotte usually, but we had two huge storms last year that dumped 5 and 10 inches on the city. It was awesome â€“ Henry loved it! I actually think he remembers it and keeps asking me when itâ€™s going to snow again.
So, even though itâ€™s currently 65 degrees outside and Iâ€™m rocking a tank top, I thought Iâ€™d throw out this warm-me-up recipe â€“ I know some of you are already buried in snow! And even if youâ€™re not, it sure is tastyâ€¦
What is this spice blend, you ask? Well, simply put a 1/4 teaspoon (per cup of coffee) in your plain coffee grounds and brew away! The result is a wintry, delicious, warming coffee filled with spicy flavor.
The spices include cinnamon, cloves, and orange peel.
Winter Blend Spice Mix for Coffee:
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon cloves
1 tablespoon orange peel
Add 1/4 â€“ 1/2 teaspoon per 1/8 cup coffee grounds prior to brewing or French pressing. Add cream and sugar, if desired!
Also â€“ try the same thing but with my DIY Pumpkin Spice! Itâ€™s really yummy.
Stay warm, inside and out! <3