Tuesday, October 14, 2008

my current temptation

Starbucks Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade. I have been trying to knock it off at home b/c $3 a pop just is not getting it nearly once per day (it's a problem, i admit it). So my Liption Cold Brew bag + Crystal Light lemonade was a pretty good fill in. Until today, I used Lipton Black Pearl tea and whoa, what a delicious difference. And you have got to see these pyramid shaped tea bags, super fancy. I just boiled one mug of water in the microwave and then steeped the tea bag. An hour or so later it was cooled off and I made my concoction. Delicious!

I also am a new-ish owner of a salad spinner. I got one at Walmart for $2.97 and it works perfectly. I am not sure how I did without for so long. Goodbye sopping wet papertowels on the counter. I made this salad for lunch: (cannot find the recipe on my computer so here goes)

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

1/4 c. olive oil

1/4 c. real maple syrup

Whisk together for dressing. Salt and pepper to taste. Add this to spinach or any greens you like, walnuts, extra sharp cheddar cheese cut in chunks and a sliced or diced apple.

Ok, and I just read somewhere about using your waffle iron as a panini press or to cook other things. Has anyone done that?

***edited to add: when I make this at home, I use one packet of artificial sweetener (the Generic by Kroger if you must know). At Starbucks, I get one Splenda for the tall and grande sizes and two Splenda in the Venti. I don't like my tea very sweet so take that into consideration.

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Mrs. Incredible said...

Sounds great! How much Crystal Light do you add?????

tracy said...

i fill about 1/4-1/3 of my cup with lemonade, the rest with tea!

Mrs. Incredible said...

thank you!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm. You are making me hungry.

I use my sandwich maker a lot...got it second hand new. I haven't used my waffleiron...seems like it would leave a lot of, er...pattern?

Anonymous said...

Must try this one, thanks for sharing.