Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Small Pleasure du Jour

There was a wedge of apple pie left. Slightly too big to be ‘a piece’, not nearly big enough to make two pieces.

So I ate it right out of the pie plate with a small dollop of Cool-Whip Lite, washed it down with a short ‘virgin’ butterscotch mocha, felt noble for having made just that much more room in the fridge and for choosing to eat ‘fruit’ for breakfast!

It just can’t get any better than that.

And, because I know somebody is going to ask…

Butterscotch Mocha

Double shot of your favorite toffee-flavored coffee (I used a caramel-chocolate one, Lee's Caramel Kiss Island from Boca Java).

Teaspoon (or so) brown sugar (white sugar will do in a pinch, but just isn’t the same)

One nibble of brown sugar straight out of the bag because not doing so is just asking WAY too much of the average human.

Teaspoon (or so) cocoa powder (not syrup, that makes it too sweet)

~ 1 cup of steamed milk (more for sweeter, less for punchier)

Optional: Shot (or two) Butterscotch schnapps.

You can top it off with whipped cream if you like (too sweet!) (yes, it’s a foo-foo coffee, but darn it, it’s still coffee!), but I personally prefer just the foam from the steamed milk and a dusting of more brown sugar. Dusting. Not ‘six tablespoons plus eating another chunk of the stuff out of the bag’. Please. Let us at least pretend to have some restraint, people.

Do as I say, not as I do.

1 comment:

froggiemeanie said...

I'm actually groaning a little bit over here. I'm not sure where in this country I can find toffee flavoured coffee but I'm certainly going to look.