Each morning I have to make a few important decisions. Do I get out of bed to exercise before work? Most often, yes. Do I read my book or work on a blog post while riding the train downtown? That’s a toss up. Once I’m downtown, do I hustle straight to the office or go out of my way for a latte? This one involves a complicated thought process -at least complex for that hour of the morning. Ultimately, it comes down to whether or not I treat myself, and it’s not just about calories. Two or three times a week, a $4.05 vanilla latte adds up. Even if you try to ignore it by paying with your iPhone.
You can probably envision the shrieking and bad dancing that took place in my kitchen yesterday when this beautiful espresso machine was pulled from its box and pressed into action. You can also probably envision the insomnia I experienced as a result of downing an espresso at 7pm -but I just couldn’t wait until morning. I want to smother my new sis- & brother-in-law with hugs and kisses for sending us this incredible wedding gift. The hubs and I love our coffee but after spending a good chunk of time in Italy and Spain, we’ve really grown love our espresso.
It’s doubtful I’ll lose my Gold Rewards status at Starbucks anytime soon but this will certainly cut down on my monthly espresso drink expenses. I’m already plotting a copycat Vanilla Spice Latte recipe -my absolute favorite of their seasonal drinks.
Lattes – Got a favorite flavor? Skim or 2%? I’m a Vanilla Spice with 2%, hold-the-whip kinda gal.
PS. The excitement of my first KitchenAid mixer