Sunday, August 16, 2009

Coffee and Toast




So, this morning I had coffee and toast for breakfast.

Guess what kind of jam on had on my toast?

Did you guess blueberry?! Then you are correct! Doesn't look like blueberry, does it? It looks like raspberry. Oh well... it's definitely blueberry!

Enough of that... look at that adorable little french press. It's a french press for one! (Thank you, again, Gary and Diane!)

Joe is out of town, so the last couple of days the big press has stayed in the cupboard and I've used this little one. It's perfect. Makes 1 cup of coffee. All I need to get the day started.

Speaking of coffee, one of my blog friends, The Farmer's Wife over at Cohagen Chronicles (go check out her blog... she's funny and smart and talented and the mother of two beautiful little children... and of course, she's the farmer's wife!) anyway... she wrote this hilarious post titled the 10 Commandments of Coffee. If you're a coffee drinker... you'll enjoy it:


The 10 Commandments of Coffee (according to The Farmer's Wife)

1. Thou shalt have no beverage before coffee. In the morning, that is.

2. Thou shall NOT REHEAT old coffee left in the carafe, defiling the sacred cup. (And you know who you are....) There's always time to make one little fresh serving. Or to swing by a coffee shop, if thou art in a civilized geographical location.

3. Thou shall buy fresh beans, not grounds.

4. Thou shall not hoard thy fresh beans. Buy in smaller packages, and if they are in danger of going stale, have a coffee klatch to use them up.

5. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's espresso machine. Make the best coffee thy can within thy means, and be grateful for thy French press.

6. Thou shall NOT consume or serve decaffienated coffee between the hours of 4 a.m. and 2 p.m.

7. Thou shall NOT BREW WEAK COFFEE. It is better to not brew coffee at all, than to dishonor the sacred bean in this manner.

8. Thou art prohibited from referring to instant granules and tiny tea-bags o'java granules as coffee. They also defile the sacred cup.

9. Thou shall consume coffee in conservative amounts on six days of the week, but on the seventh day, thou may pour an extra cup on the day of rest. (There are some, again, you know who you are, who abstain everyday except Wednesdays and Saturdays. Thou art twisted, sad individuals, and I am praying for you.)

10. If thine office coffee offends thee, step up and provide good coffee for the work force when thy can. They shall fall down and call you blessed, and thine influence will extend far beyond those generous carafes.



Silly and fun!

Off to church... have a great Sunday!!

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