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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Cold and CHAI!

So, it got up to almost 70 here on Wednesday. It was NICE! Then last night and today the temps have plummeted and we are back down in the 30's at night and low 50's during the day. Now, I am not saying that it couldn't be worse (Cleveland is 24 degrees right NOW! - brrrrrr) but a 20+ change in temp in 24 - 28 hours is a bit much, no?

So, I woke up this morning really cold and decided I needed some Chai. Chai warms me to my bones better than anything else I can think of or drink. I think it's all in the spices. The combination gets everything warm from the inside out. AAAHH! ;-)

I was mixing up my chai mix when I realized that I don't think I have shared that here on the blog. So, here it is:

Instant Chai Mix

1 tsp ground Ginger
1 tsp ground Cardamom (you can get it at most grocery stores or World Market)
1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground Cloves
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (I use the Fat-free kind)

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Place the sweetened cond. milk in a container and slowly add the dry ingredients mixing in well and thoroughly. Keep mixture refrigerated in an air-tight sealed container (I use gladware or tupperware).

OK, so now that you have this sugary concoction, how do you use it? Simple, simple.

1. Brew some strong tea (I like to use strong Black tea but any tea is good. I have even used your basic Lipton tea. I also think you probably want to stay away from 'flavored' teas as the flavors may compete with each other.

2. Add mixture to your tea to taste (I use about 1 1/2 tablespoon per a big mug of tea).

3. Mix thoroughly and ENJOY!


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Thursday, February 22, 2007

What to do, what to do

Aye, aye, AYE! What is a girl to do? Tonight is going to be a tough juggling act. Let's see @ 8 pm there's American Idol vs. Survivor and then at 9 pm there's Grey's and CSI. Well, 9 pm is really easy. I need to see how Meredith relays all the near-death experiences to the other characters. What IS Izzie going to say or do about Mer getting the chance to see and speak with Denny again? CSI is on the DVR and hubby and I will watch either after or another night.

Now, 8 pm is a whole different ballgame. Sigh. I think the deciding factor is going to be whether or not the hubby is home by 8 pm. He's not into Idol although he watches with DS and I. We are ALL into Survivor so, if he's here we'll watch that. Otherwise, DS and I will be intently watching Idol and guessing who's gone (I say it should be Nicole and Amy for the girls and for the guys I say Rudy and Sanjaya although Paul is in trouble as well).

All of these are of course on the DVR recording list so it's not like I won't see any of them. It's just WHICH one will I see live (uh, besides Grey's - tee hee)

BTW, does ANYONE know where I can get this dress???

I LOVE that dress. Did she look HOT or what? Ugh, how do I google that?????