Thursday, June 25, 2009

Swiss Mocha Coffee Mix

If you're like me and just gotta have a rich creamy cup of Mocha, but dread spending a fortune at the coffee shop, you will love Swiss Mocha Coffee Mix! This recipe comes from Hillbilly Housewife, fabulous source for low cost home cooking.

Swiss Mocha Coffee Mix
1/2 cup instant coffee
1 cup sugar
1 cup instant dry milk powder
1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup vanilla flavored instant pudding mix (optional)

Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Use a fork to combine everything evenly. If you are ambitious, you can powder everything in a blender. I don't always do this because I am lazy. You do get really impressive results from it though, and it is easier to do than one would expect. Transfer the mixture to a resealable container, or a pretty jar.

To Prepare: Measure 3 or 4 tablespoons into a coffee cup. Fill it up with hot water (about 3/4 cup) and stir to dissolve.

This is a very sweet and chocolaty coffee. It is almost as good as hot chocolate for curling up with on a cold winter night. If you decide to make it a bed time snack, then you might want to use decaffeinated instant coffee, instead of regular. The vanilla pudding mix makes your homemade mix dissolve better in water. It also gives a pleasant vanilla flavor to the coffee.

Banana Pecan Muffins and Bread

My family loves these Banana Muffins and I think you will too!

1 egg
½ cup buttermilk
½ cup oil
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2-3 bananas, mashed
½ cup pecans (optional)

Beat egg, add buttermilk and oil. Mix in dry ingredients, add bananas and pecans. Fill greased muffin tins and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

For Banana Bread – mix as above and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Grandparenting Quotes

These are a few of my favorite quotes.
~ Authors unknown

Grandmas don't have to do anything ~ just be there.

If Mom says no, ask Grandma.

God couldn't be everywhere, so he invented grandparents.

Being grandparents is God's reward for growing old.

There's only one perfect grandchild in the world, and every grandparent has it.

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