Whenever I plan a party, I try to include a few dishes that can be made the night before. This keeps me from having to rush around on the day of the party. One of my favorite recipes is a kielbasa pasta salad recipe that has been in my family for years.
pumpkin waffles – a great brunch hit that’s sure to satisfy.
Makes 4 round “Belgian” style pumpkin waffles
• 1/4 cup light brown sugar
• 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
• 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
• 2 tsp. ginger
• 1/4 tsp. cloves
• 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg*
• 2 large eggs
• 1 cup whole milk
• 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
• 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and warm
*Grated and lightly packed into the spoon, use 1/2 tsp. Grated and loosely scooped, this is about 1 tsp. of nutmeg. If you have to use pre-grated, dried nutmeg, use 1/4 tsp.
It occurs to me on this cold Saturday in November that tea is a warming drink but there is little done to make it alcoholic (at least to my knowledge).
I am, however, not an authority on this. I tried Googling it but only found summer drinks that included sweet tea or apple teas. It is interesting to think about because through all the years, I don't think I have heard of a warm tea that someone had put liquor of any sort into.
Yes, this may be a stretch since there are many people that put liquor in just about anything. And I raise my glass to those who do. But when it comes to winter, I believe hot cocoa and hard cider holds the grounds for alcohol.
This needs to change because if I believe in anything, it is the ability to get buzzed while benefiting from the properties that tea is blessed with. So if you have any alcoholic tea ideas, I invite you to write them here because this world needs more Christmas drinks to keep people like myself warm, drunk, and hopefully healthy.
I am very sure that Chai Tea could be mixed with something like Vodka and be delicious(not the healthiest of teas but still). If you or anyone finds a green tea drink mixed with rum or something, please please please let me know. That would quite utterly be the best drink in my mind because of the many benefits of green tea with the added fun of rum. It would be like having a pirate ship full of Buddhist pirates that only loot in moderation.
Good day tea drinkers. Have fun mixing and matching.
What about other cravings? For example, when you're lying in bed and you suddenly start craving popcorn. What is that about? You aren't going to tell me that your body actually "needs" popcorn for pete's sake.
While beans are an excellent food and one that you can eat every day, beans with added ingredients can be full of fats and unhealthy additives. Making your own beans from bagged dry beans is the best way to be sure all you are eating is healthy, nutrient-rich beans.