Catching up? I'm running a couple days behind for the "C" entry for the ABC-Along but I'm catching up today with this entry.
C is for Coffee. DH and I drink it every day...yes, we're addicted. I consume about two cups and I'm happy but one will do if I'm busy and don't fill my cup a second time. I now drink it black but I miss having sweet creamy coffee. I just use those calories somewhere else. We've graduated to a burr grinder, which does produce a more uniform grind. (Thanks to Vicki and Ann for making me aware of burr grinders.) We also perk our coffee on our stove top but we may soon go back to the drip method.
I burned the coffee today. I was busy with putting away laundry in another part of the house and forgot I had the coffee on. I heard this weird noise and came running, thinking the washer was overflowing. Nope, just the coffee pot boiling all over. So, I'm washing the kitchen rugs today for good measure. (And I used the dreaded mop.) Any suggestions of a favorite drip coffee machine? (Apologies to Stacey for my topic today.) Mug from Jennie the Potter. Oh, we also tend to stick with the coffee beans in the red bag, especially now that our Piggly Wiggly carries them consistently. We must reward appropriate actions!
C could also be for chicken on toast tapas since that is what DH made for dinner last night. We had chicken livers chopped and cooked in a yummy sauce with chopped green olives on top. He also made teriyaki chicken on chopped arugula. Yum.
Mom's air travel finished yesterday about midnight with her in a hotel room in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She traveled from LAX to Detroit to Minneapolis then BACK to Detroit then finally to Green Bay. Northwest canceled all their flights to Appleton so we were very lucky her rescheduled flight plans took her to Green Bay. Otherwise, she would have been spending two days in Detroit waiting for a flight (at her expense). I'm still tired from all her traveling, I cannot imagine how she felt last night. I hope today is better with some good sleep behind her. My uncle is going to pick her up today in Green Bay and take her home. Whew.
The roads are still really horrible here and it is still snowing. DH had a dental appointment this morning and said Highway 51 had about 3 inches of snow on it and Highway 22 had 4 inches while our country roads had 4 to 5 inches. At least there doesn't appear to be as much ice under the snow as we feared. Our trees are covered in ice and some are drooping in ways trees normally don't bend. I have the day off and I'm not going anywhere.