Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fall Drinks

I was just sitting with my Mom yesterday, and we were trying to figure out what to have with our pumpkin roll I pain stakingly made from scratch yesterday with cream cheese frosting, it was heavenly, but all we had was cherry chocolate hot cocoa mix. Now I'm not the most sophisticated person, so I could be wrong, but cherry chocolate and pumpkin didn't sound the best to me...

Also being part of a german family, they would have made gluvine, which is a spiced win drink where you cook the wine, lumbrusqo, with cinnamon sticks, cloves, maybe some sugar, zest lemon rind, and simmer it for a minute. but seeing as there is wine in it, its not really family appropriate.

So here are some good fall drink ideas, including my signature recipe.

Parker's Hot Cocoa
serves 1, but you may double or quadruple this recipe to your hearts content.

  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder (I prefer dark, or organic dutch.)
  • 2 tsp. sugar, (again I prefer xylitol or evaporated cain juice, only use one tsp for they xylitol.)
  • 1 mug of milk, or milk substitute 
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla, (any extract you think would be good with chocolate)
Pour your dry ingredients in a small sauce pan, then add your vanilla and a little of the milk, make a sauce, (kind of like when you make a rue), cook until sugar is dissolved, but do not let boil, or you will have crusty hot cocoa. Add the rest of your milk, and whisk that together then allow to cook for 3-5 minutes, mainly just until hot. Add marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate shavings, what ever you want.

Spiced Cider
serves 1

  • 1 mug cider
  • a dash cinnamon
  • a bit of nutmeg
  • a small pinch of cloves
Heat in a sauce pan for the spices permeate the cider, low to cook for several minutes, then remove from flame, to allow to cool, or leave it on stove to have hot apple cider. 

Spiced Tea
serves 1
  • Plain black tea, or Bangle spice tea from Celestial Seasonings.
  • 1 cinnamon stick,
  • a hint of ginger
  • a peck of cloves
  • 1/8 Cup. of milk, or cream.
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla, or desired flavoring
Steep tea as usual in your desired mug with room for cream or milk, then add spices, flavoring and let steep longer without tea in it, then add you cream.

if you want to change things up, get a frying pan with
  • 2 tsp tapioca pearls
  • 1 cup water
allow to cook until the pearls are soft and squishy, and your spiced tea has become bubble tea. 

Enjoy! Happy Autumn!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Narrating my life 1

So, I just realized that the last post I did was a semi political on, and I feel kind of bad about it, but I do support it, because it gives you something to think about.

Now I'm in school, College to be exact, I can't believe this is my sophomore year, its so weird, I feel like Ive been here forever, but I only have a year left here then I transfer to a technical University.

Unhappily unemployed, I just can't find anyone to hire me, and thats annoying, I am also being burnt out by kids, which is horrible, because I love kids. But I feel sad, because I shouldn't be burnt out yet. I don't even have my own kids yet.

I am also ruining the movie, The Fault in Our Stars, by reading the book, because I am a boo person, and then I am to read the book Jude by Kate Morgenroth, and I can't wait, I've also been into the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson.

That's my life right now, I might vlog this, but I'm not sure, I'm falling out of love with youtube, I'm unsure.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

In the end.

2013 Black Vail Brides wrote a song, In the End. Although I don't find it prophetic, I have noticed that I just step back from everyday life, and wonder how did we get here. Not we as me and my loved ones, but the world. "when did anyone ever think that was a good idea?" "How the hell did they come to that conclusion?" and the classic "why?"

I just got done with learning about Isis, and so on, and then I learned about the present day Isis ordeal, because they are two different things. Isis was the original mother earth goddess, but now that I hear about the current events and have done homework a bit on it, the feelings are not anger, fear, or even me being disgusted. All that comes is a sadness that this is where the human race has gone.

I just got of off my semi weekly Facebook trolling and came across a post title that is stating a separation of the original country of Israel from the UN, true or not, it is a fact that the Jewish people have been on many hit lists in the past. Can we not catch it before it happens again as well as protect our Nations, as well as others, and question what we are leaving for the future generations to come.

Because In the end, what is our legacy? and what are we leaving behind. In the words of Emily from The Ultimate Gift paraphrased "I'm not scared of dying, I'm scared of who I leave behind." this sentence has haunted me for years, and is piercing my heart even now.