Friday, December 9, 2011

So Close

Getting me through finals week right now: homemade pumpkin coffee creamer.


Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer: (adapted from Deliciously Organic)

1 cup milk
1 cup cream
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (or any combination nutmeg, cinnamon or cloves)
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste)

Combine all ingredients and heat in a saucepan over medium heat, just until the mixture begins to steam. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve into a glass jar. Refrigerate and then pour into your coffee at all hours of the day or night.

I seriously love this stuff. And I only feel slightly guilty for the realization that I drank the last jar in a five-day period, meaning both that I drank way too much coffee and that I drank a cup of cream on my own. Such is life sometimes.

In other news, after I turn in a billion papers this coming week, I'm only a few days away from our much anticipated trip to Oregon, which means we have to eat all the food in our fridge in the next 10 days. Fortunately, it also means that after a year and a half of being gone, I finally get to come home.

Viva la Oregon and coffee creamer!


Kari said...

3 things. First, can you stop being so amazing with your homemade deliciousness. Second, is that mug from Anthropolgie with an L on it? I have the K one. :) Third, can't wait to see you. Oregon awaits you!

Rich Brown said...

We hope that you and Andrew have a wonderful time in Oregon, spending time with family and friends. Maybe you can both rest up for 2012. Rich & Cindy

SarahJohnson27 said...

yum! home sweet home.

Karyn said...

Mmmm...heavy creammmm

Kenny and Jenn Sinclair said...

Super great idea! AND, totally bummed our Oregon trips are not going to overlap - we're headed out Jan 16-24 :( Wish we could see you...Merry Christmas!

lyndsey said...

Kari -- it totally is the same mug! I want all the letters, but I can't seem to justify purchasing any more. Maybe I could get some "G"s for "guests," or a "C" for "coffee"? I just want more of them! I can't wait to see you in just a few weeks!

Jenn -- I'm bummed we're going to miss you guys. I'm going to be in Kentucky in the spring, though (isn't that close?). So maybe we can work out something then. Happy holidays to you guys!

Kenny and Jenn Sinclair said...

Yes, very close! Where will you be in KY? Would love to see you - we'll meet up :-) xoxo

Carmen said...

Love that mug!

Also, you and your recipes will be the early death of me.